June 15, 1921 ~ June 9, 2010
Sam Hesao Yei, a 55 year resident of Gardena, passed away on Wednesday June 9, 2010 at the age of 88. Born in Tremonton, Utah. Sam had served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of Nikkei Widowed club.
Sam is survived by his son, Richard (Cheryl) Yei of Yorba Linda, CA; daughter, Nancy (Gary) Newhall and one grandchild, Sarah of Santa Maria CA; brother, Joe Yei of WA state; sister, Kuni (Kim) Kawashima of Utah; brother, Biff Yei of Utah; sister, Kazu Watanabe of WA state; sister, Aki Nishi of WA state; and brother Thomas Yei of Billings Montana. Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Morikiyo and Toriko Yei; sister, Amy Sameshima; brothers, Slim and Kay Yei; and his wife Kim Yei.
The service will be held at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd in Torrance CA 90503 on Friday June 25, 2010. The viewing is from 9:30 to 11:15am. The closed casket service will follow at 11:30am. After a Reception at the Redondo Beach Cheesecake Factory, burial will take place at Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 S. Western Ave in Rancho Palos Verdes at 4pm.
The family would like thank the staff at South Bay Keiro Nursing Home in Gardena for their kind, loving and devoted care provided to their father over many years.
In lieu of flowers, donations via mail may be made to South Bay Keiro Nursing Home, 15115 South Vermont Ave, Gardena CA 90247 or online to the Susan G. Komen Foundation or Multiple Myeloma Foundation.
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