Yasuko Nakawatase passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 17, 2021 at the age of 88. She is survived by her sons Yasumi (Yumi) and Takami (Marcie); grandchildren, Jared (Cat), Erin, Jodi, and Daniel; great-granddaughter Aemelia; as well as relatives here and in Japan.

Due to current health restrictions, a private burial service will be held at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.