Yoshiharu William (“Yumpo”) Yamamoto, 96, of Fountain Valley, Calif., passed away peacefully on Aug. 27, 2014. He was born on March 31, 1918 to Zenzaburo and Tomie Yamamoto. He was predeceased by brothers James, George, Harry, and Joe Yamamoto, sister Louise Mochizuki, and his wife of 61 years, Chiyo (Ono) Yamamoto.
Survived by his children, Ramon Yamamoto (Eiko), Ann Ota (Gordon), grandchildren Marie, Avery, Maddie, Willis, and Laurie, he also leaves behind many close relatives and friends. A memorial service [casual attire] will be held on Sept. 13, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Pacific View Mortuary, 3500 Pacific View Dr., Corona del Mar, CA 92625. A viewing at the same location will be on Friday, Sept. 12, from 2 to 5 p.m.