Donald Yamamoto
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1039 Lincoln Ave
San Jose, CA
Donald Yamamoto
March 14, 1930 - Oct. 19, 2021
Resident of San Jose, CA
Donald Yamamoto passed away peacefully at the age of 91. Born in San Jose to parents Jitsuo and Hisako Yamamoto, Donald was interned at Heart Mountain, Wyoming, during WWII. During interment, he was a member of Boy Scout Troop 333. Later, Donald had the honor of raising the United States flag at the grand opening of the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center with members of the Wyoming Council Boy Scouts.
Donald graduated from San Jose High School and San Jose State University and was stationed in Alaska while serving in the US Air Force. He worked for the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health, then for Good Samaritan Hospital as the Environmental Health Officer. He later changed careers and worked as a machinist and QC inspector. Donald enjoyed gardening, fishing, and helping at the San Jose Obon festival.
Donald was predeceased by his sister, Michiko, and brother, George "Toby". He is survived by his wife, Mary, son Ron, daughter Denise, granddaughters Molly and Jennifer, great granddaughter Sage, two sisters, Elsie Yamamoto and Helen Uchimura, and several nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service has been held.


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