Yeiki “Y” Tashiro, 96, entered into rest on November 18, 2012 in Manteca, CA. He was born on September 21, 1916 in Oxnard CA. He is preceded in death by his wife, Hisako Tashiro; married 62 years at her passing in 2006. “Y” was also preceded in death by his three siblings Mary Okamura, Tomiye Okamura and Sumiye Tsuji.
Mr. Tashiro is survived by his daughters Carol McKiernan (William) and Sharon Wong (Gary). He was blessed with seven grandchildren Susan Hulsebosch, Kristie Pereira, Dawn Vidosh, Janelle Hawkins, William “Beau” McKiernan, Melanie Wong and Jordan Wong as well as eight great-grandchildren Taylor and Spencer Hulsebosch, Jack Vidosh, Aiden and Leila Hawkins, Avery, Madelyn and Luke McKiernan. In addition, “Y” is survived by many extending family members including nieces, nephews, cousins and in-law’s who loved him dearly.
“Y” moved to Manteca 20 years ago to be closer to family. During WWII, “Y” worked for the US Naval Chain Factory making chains for the Navy in Missouri. When the war ended, he and his family moved back to California, where he started his farm. He owned and operated his farming and
landscaping business for over 55 years.”Y” has been a member of the Manteca Senior Center for over 20 years; where he volunteered in the kitchen. Previously,
“Y” enjoyed volunteering his time at the Habitat for
Humanity – Manteca Chapter and the local Food Bank. He enjoyed tending to his vegetable garden, delivering homegrown vegetables to his family, friends, local doctors and the Senior Center. He was a past member and the first and last president of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) in Lompoc. He was also a member of Palm Methodist Church in Dinuba, Ca. He loved visiting with friends at the Senior Center where he looked forward to playing a game of cards. “Y” will be remembered for his friendly, positive attitude that he always expressed towards others. He will be greatly missed.
P.L. Fry & Son is honored to be serving the Tashiro family. A visitation will be held on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by a service at 11:00 a.m. both held at P.L. Fry & Son, Chapel 290 N. Union Rd., Manteca, CA. He will be laid to rest with his beloved wife at Park View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca, CA 95337. An online guest book is available for condolences at www.plfryandson.com (search obituaries).
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, November 22, 2012