ROGER YAMAUCHI

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  • "so sorry to hear of roger death. I remember the happy days..."
    - edmon daniels
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ROGER H. YAMAUCHI Dec. 22, 1942 - Nov. 17, 2016 Roger Yamauchi was born in Pasco Washington to Chieko & Charles Yamauchi. Despite the difficulties of Pearl Harbor and World War II, Roger had an all American childhood. While growing up in Pasco, he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his dad. Roger playing the trumpet in the Pasco High Band and was a member of the local Drum and Bugle Corp. Roger was an excellent bowler and in the early 60's became one of the top bowlers in the Tri-Cities. A couple years after graduating from high school, Roger enlisted in the U S Airforce and spent time in France and Thailand during the Viet Nam War. In 1969, Roger move to Hawaii and began his career as a painter with a local contractor in Honolulu. He eventually started his own company. There was always a demand for his work, it kept him busier than he wanted at times. Roger surrounded himself with good friends, a book, and an imported beer. He truly had the Aloha spirit and enjoyed his life in Hawaii. He found his true home on the Big Island with his wife Nem and son Simon. Roger is survived by his wife Nem Lau and son Simon Lau-Yamauchi; sisters Linda Adkinson (Clyde), Susan Yamauchi (Larry Butler), and brother Bruce Yamauchi (Juli). Nephews; Dan Adkinson, Seth Butler, Nash & Nick Yamauchi. Nieces; Rebecca Hagopian & Amanda Butler. He is interned at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Punchbowl, Oahu, Hawaii.
Published in Tri-City Herald on Jan. 29, 2017