Tatsuo Yamamoto, 97, passed away on February 16, 2013.
Tats loved and appreciated his wife Kinuyo and every visit from Dennis & Kathy, Stephen & Carol, Stan & Sonya, Donna & Bryce, Mits & Mary and Sharon. He cherished the visits with his 5 grandchildren Mariko, David, Marcus, Derek and Kyle; and most recently was excited about Casey joining the family.
Tats was a self-taught musician playing the harmonica, accordion, mandolin, Hawaiian lap guitar and electronic organ. He also enjoyed bowling, golf, woodworking, oil painting and vacationing in Hawaii with Kinu.
He will be dearly missed by his wife of 61 years, Kinu, and family and friends.
The family would like to thank Daniela Abrudan and her staff at Easthill Elder Care for his loving care for his last year.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Easthill Elder Care, Renton, WA.
A private service was held on February 21, 2013 at the Greenwood Memorial Park. Additional information about Tatsuo and family can be found at www.greenwoodmempark.com.
Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 24, 2013