WILLIAM MARTIN HORIBE
1961 - 2021
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JANUARY 5, 1961 - MAY 27, 2021 Son of George Kiyoji & Margaret Alice while resting at his residence in San Pedro moved to Heaven. Survived by his mother, previous wife Leslie, two sons Mark and Matthew, daughter Melissa (Javier) and five young grandchildren Louis, David, Leonard, Landon, and Athena. Middle child of seven, Michael, Timothy (Sri), Paul (Teri), Larry, Georgiana Okamura, Monica (Ron) Hobill their children, Greggory, Heather, Timothy, Richard, Amber, Michael, Ashley, and Hiroka. A true tragedy, void, and broken heart. William was preceded in death by his father George Kiyoji, brother-in-law Hideo Okamura and niece Desiree Hobill. Appreciation of prayers and condolences to the house. Halverson Stone & Myers Mortuary Online Memorial available soon.


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Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Jun. 5, 2021.
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June 5, 2021
Son, brother, friend, husband, dad, grandpa, ship welder, union member, retiree, nothing other than cheerfully serving God by sharing his disposition of life. The best of Dad by his simple presence, smiling, silent, speaking only important words, and by bringing out the best of you. A talented and accomplished athlete, William loved the comradery and passion of sports that later reflected his friendships and joy of life. He actively excelled first with his four brothers in the neighborhood, at Van Dean Elementary, Stephen White JH and the South-Bay Leagues playing Baseball, Football, Basketball, which began of course at the world-famous Torrance Freeway Little League. At the time it broke Will’s heart when the Downtown Torrance sports shop went away, the legacy of going there in the car, to pick up baseball socks and uniforms he knew, was gone.
Today gleefully surprising us by what he thought were little (huge) gifts. Generous, kind, “Well with his Soul” our Will-Willie-William’s bright spirit and exuberance for life will be terribly missed, always remembered, and honored.
Monica
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