August 17, 1988 ~ November 26, 2022

Born in: Long Beach, California
Resided in: Torrance, California

Kyle Kakichi Akers Uemura Recorded Zoom Service


It is with great sadness that the family of Kyle Kakichi Akers Uemura, 34, of Torrance, California announces that Kyle passed away on Nov 26, 2022, peacefully in his sleep at his beloved home.

Kyle was born to Kazuhide and Bambi Uemura on Aug 17, 1988 in Long Beach, California. Kyle graduated from West Torrance High School and continued his education at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.  He also received his certification in Phlebotomy from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Kyle worked in the restaurant industry for many years and was promoted to General Manager at Sushi Boy and Marugame.  He was a dedicated, hard worker and a friend to everyone he worked with.

Kyle enjoyed cooking, photography, food, music and playing jokes on his friends and family.  He was loyal, loving, goofy and kind.  He was passionate about his family, friends and helping others.

In 2016, Kyle met the love of his life, Rany JD Uemura.  They were fiercely in love and got married in Nov 2017.

Kyle was a fighter who faced many medical challenges in life which he strived to overcome.  Kyle always wished to have a family of his own, unfortunately his life was cut short.  Kyle was a loving uncle who was adored by his nephews.

Kyle is survived by his husband Rany JD Uemura, his grandmother Betty Fumiko Akers, his parents Kazuhide and Bambi, his siblings Charmaine, Tawny (Katie R.), Alison (Trent), and his nephews Tyler, Ryder, Charles, Tyson and his two beloved dogs Doggy and Buster.

There will be a memorial service in Kyle’s honor at 10:00 am on December 18, 2022 at Lighthouse Memorial & Receptions- Rice Center located at 5310 Torrance Blvd, Torrance CA, 90503.  If you wish to attend by Zoom follow the link on the page.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to “Kyle’s Memorial” fund ( or Koden at the ceremony.

In loving memory of Kyle, you will be truly missed.  Rest in Peace.

The family appreciates all the love and support they have received during this difficult time.


Viewing: December 18, 2022 9:00 am - December 18, 2022 10:00 am

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - Rice Center
5310 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503


Service: December 18, 2022 10:00 am

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - Rice Center
5310 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503


Reception / Repast: December 18, 2022 11:00 am - December 18, 2022 2:00 pm

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - Rice Center
5310 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503


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  1. candle 7Peace to Kyle!

    Sympathies for Ali and all among the Uemura family.

    Kevin and Adam Murchan/ Venice Judo Club.

  2. candle 8Amy Gallup smith cousin you are going to be missed dearly I enjoyed our talks often and getting to share our genealogy back ground Rest In Peace as you would always tell me love ya country white cousin from Arkansas your crazy Asian cousin from California

  3. candle 7Condolences and love to Akers-Uemura family. My heart goes out to your family and Kyle! He will forever be in our hearts and never forgotten. I still have fond memories of our judo days and sleep over party. May Kyle rest in peace. 🕊️💔🙏

  4. candle 7Love you and miss you so much Kyle! Thank you for being such an amazing & loving person. May you continue to watch over all of us, protect & guide us. 💙

  5. candle 1Kyle, We miss you & love you so much. Please continue to watch over all of us. I’ll never forget the first time my brother told me about you, or the First time we met.❤️💙 Juju & tasia

  6. candle 1Kyle, you’ll be deeply missed. Please continue to watch over your family & Husband. May you rest in peace. 🤍

  7. candle 1Dear Bambi, Kaz, Tawny, Allison and Family,
    We are so saddened for the passing of Kyle. He had a very kind and gentle soul and loved by everyone who knew him. The memorial video was beautiful and touching and brought tears to our eyes knowing he is no longer with us. May he rest in peace and the wonderful memories of him be with you always.

    Love, Jo Ann and Ben Shimizu

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