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Steve Haruo Kobata


1925 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
March 22, 1925 - August 6, 2015 Steve Haruo Kobata was born in Gilroy, California to father Buinichi Kobata and mother Misao Nishioka Kobata. He was the third child after Fumio and Takashi (Allan), followed by Teruo (Terry), Setsuko (Louise) Shinto, and Itsuko (Helen) Kobata. He married Sumiko Masuda on April 19, 1953. They were married for 60 years before Sumiko's passing in 2013. They have three children: son Robert with wife Shulamite and son Stephen; daughter Joyce with husband Chi Kit Cheung; and son Daniel with wife Esther and daughters Victoria and Danielle. Steve was a loving husband and wonderful father and grandfather. He owned an upholstery shop (KIKI Craft Upholstery) with his brother Terry in Los Angeles. He enjoyed playing tennis, golf, bowling, billiards, going to Las Vegas, watching basketball and baseball on the television, and of course the family gatherings. He was patient, kind, helpful, persevering, dedicated, forgiving, and humble and will be greatly missed by his children, entire family, and friends. Funeral services will be held at Green Hills Memorial Park Chapel in Palos Verdes, Ca on Saturday, August 22, 2015.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 15 to Aug. 16, 2015
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