Eisuke "Jim" Shiota
1942 - 2020
West Resthaven Funeral Home
6450 West Northern Ave
Glendale, AZ
Eisuke "Jim" Shiota

Jim Shiota, age 78, passed away on July 22, 2020 in Sun City West, Arizona. He was born in Los Angeles, California on January 21, 1942.

Jim and his family were interned at Heart Mountain and Tule Lake relocation camps for three years during WWII. He grew up in Anaheim, California and played football for Anaheim High School. After graduating, he joined the Air Force to "see the world" and ended up stationed at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Arizona. He married his wife Joyce in 1964 and they were happily married for 56 years.

He enjoyed golfing, bowling, and gambling at the casinos, as well as fishing with his sister-in-law Denise Fuse and brother-in-law Roy Fuse. Most of all, he loved watching his grandkids play sports. Family was everything to him, and he loved spending time with them.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents Minoru and Hatsue Shiota, brother-in-law Gran Yoshina, and granddaughter Emily Quan. He is survived by his wife Joyce, daughters Debi Merriott (HB Stout) and Sandi Quan (Eric), grandchildren Madison and Trevor, and sisters Sets Yoshina (nephew Garrett and niece Briana) and Ruth Shiota. A private burial will be held.

Published by The Arizona Republic from Jul. 23 to Jul. 26, 2020.
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I've known Jim since 1974 ....friend, co-worker, golf buddy. Knowledgeable and friendly ...great team player and invaluable during our manufacturing start operations at Digital Equipment, Phoenix.
RIP old friend .... congrats on a a life well lived, you made all of us and your family proud!
Galen Davis
August 2, 2020
My condolences to Jim's family during this very difficult time. Jim was my first boss when I came to DEC in July, 1975. He was a great guy and fun to work with. Rest in Peace Jim.
Ron Hansen
July 28, 2020
Jim, The best boss and good friend, gone far too early. Will miss you. RIP Jim- Frank Wilhelm
Frank j Wilhelm
July 28, 2020
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