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Walter Taiji Isono


1928 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Walter Taiji Isono Obituary
March 9, 1928 - August 4, 2016 Walter Taiji Isono (88) passed away on August 4, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. He is survived by his family: son Derrick Isono, daughter Rochelle Gutierrez, daughter Melissa White, grandchildren Geoffrey Olson, Zachary Olson, Isabelle White and Ava White. He is also survived by a sister, a brother, three nieces, one nephew and many relatives in Japan. Born in Inglewood, California to Sae and Taichi Isono, Walter was interned at both Poston, Arizona and Tule Lake, California Japanese Internment Camps with his parents and siblings during World War II. He later served in the U.S. Army, where he developed his love of baseball while stationed in Germany. Walter enjoyed playing golf, riding motorcycles, collecting old cars and vintage antiques, cooking and baking, and spending time with his grandchildren. A private "Scattering at Sea" was held on September 2, 2016.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 1, 2016
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