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Torao Yoshida
Born June 29, 1930 in Quealy, Wyoming, near Rock Springs, he was the youngest of six children. Tory passed away on Sept 23, 2013 at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, CA at age 83 unexpectedly. Tory was a 42-year resident of Palos Verdes Estates and was active in the community as a youth sports coach and church member/treasurer. He served in the U.S. Army and is a veteran of the Korean War. Educated at the Univ. of Wyoming and attaining a graduated degree at the Univ. of Arizona, he went on to work as an electrical engineer for Hughes Aircraft-Space and Communications Division until retiring in 1989. He enjoyed spending time with his family, working outdoors, cooking, and golfing. A generous man with a kind and light hearted spirit. Tory is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ferne Yoshida; his son Thomas Yoshida and wife Cheryl; daughter Jeanne Maynard and husband Jonathan; sisters Dolly Martin and Elsie Akisada. He is predeceased by his daughter Lynn Yoshida; brothers John Yoshida and Teruo Yoshida; and sister Ayako Ota. Services will be held at the Riviera United Methodist Church in Redondo Beach, CA on Saturday Sept 28th at 12:00 PM. A light luncheon will follow service. Donations may be made to Cancer Care Associates. Go to www.lafuneral.com to send the family messages and to share memories. Sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com.


Published in Daily Breeze on Sept. 26, 2013
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