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Helen Akiko (Masaki) Yamaoka


1948 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Helen Akiko (Masaki) Yamaoka Obituary
Helen Akiko
(Masaki) Yamaoka

Oct. 4, 1948 - Jan. 30, 2017
Resident of San Jose, CA

Aki Yamaoka, beloved wife of George Yamaoka, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. Helen was a Torrance High graduate of 1966 and a graduate of Long Beach State University.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Helen Masaki and brother, Richard (D'Ann). Aki is survived by sisters, Irene Christensen (Carl), Christine Chen (Larry); brothers, Victor, James and John; sister-in-law, Bonnie Yamaoka; brother-in-law, Larry Yamaoka (Vickie) and over 60 devoted cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Aki was an avid golfer and member of various local women's golf clubs. When she was not on the golf course, she enjoyed creating ceramic pottery for her family and friends, sewing, cooking, crafting cards and designing artistic Japanese floral arrangements. Aki and George also enjoyed many golfing trips to Hawaii and travels abroad together.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 North Fifth Street, San Jose.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Aki's memory may be made to Stand Up To Cancer, or . Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Feb. 8, 2017
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