Roy Shoji Yashiro, 90,
Roy Shoji Yashiro, 90, of Wailuku, quietly passed away on December 19, 2017 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. Private services were held on January 20, 2018. Roy was peacefully laid to rest next to his wife, Flora (“Flo”), at the Maui Veterans’ Cemetery in Makawao. Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements.
Roy was born on May 19, 1927 to Jotetsu and Shijeko Yashiro. He was the youngest of three children and the second son.
He graduated from Farrington High School in Oahu and then was drafted into the U.S. Army during the end of World War II.
After his service, he used his GI Bill and moved his new bride to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to attend Milwaukee School of Engineering. Although he was naturally gifted as an artist, instead of becoming an architect he went on to pursue electrical engineering and then wanted to further his education. Thus, he graduated as a Aerospace Engineer and decided to live and work in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He worked for over 30 years at AC/Delco Electronics, a division of General Motors, in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and retired from there in 1988. He continued his enthusiasm for drawing as a hobby throughout his life, creating murals on the dining room walls at home, posters, and cards for his family and friends. An avid fisherman, a backyard grill-master, and a die-hard “Cheesehead,” Roy always enjoyed the company of his many friends with his quick wit, lightheartedness and bright/broad smile.
Roy joins his wife, Flo, but precedes two sons, Jerrold (Joni Ekimura) Yashiro and Neil (Charlene) Yashiro; and a daughter, Candace (Peter) Stahl, who will miss him dearly. Roy also leaves his four grandchildren: Jonathan, Mari, Nytn, and Nyck Yashiro.
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