Shigeyuki Kamikubo Born on April 13, 1921 on the Parker Ranch in Waikii, Big Island of Hawaii, passed away at his home in Gardena, CA on February 13, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Kyoko Kamikubo, Shigeyuki is survived by his son, Bruce (Pinchieh) Kamikubo of Torrance, CA; daughter, Christine (Fred) Miller of Newbury Park, CA; granddaughter, Cynthia (Jason) Chu of Seattle, WA; Sister Misako in Japan; Sister Sachiko in Japan; Sister in Law Tomoko Kamikubo of Anaheim, CA; Brother in Law Toshiyuki (Amy) Shinden of Thousand Oaks, CA; Brother in Law Eizo (Hisae) Minamoto in Japan, and numerous nieces and nephews in the United States and Japan. The sixth of 13 children, Shig returned to the United States from Hiroshima, Japan when he was 16. He travelled extensively across the country and held various jobs working as a farm laborer until returning to California. During World War 2 he was interned at the Tule Lake detention center with his brothers Kazumi and Masami. He worked in the plumbing department and was a camp fireman. After the war Shig remained in California and worked at various nurseries before starting his own lawn care business. He eventually returned to nursery work at the Sunnyland Nursery in Camarillo as a field supervisor before retiring. At 89 years old on his passing, Shig was the longest living member of his family and the last remaining sibling in the United States. His favorite pastimes were fishing (ocean and freshwater), Camping and travel. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 7:00 PM, at the Gardena Buddhist Church. Burial and graveside service will be on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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  1. Dad passed peacefully on Sunday, February 13 at about 3:55 PM. He wasn’t in any pain and did not suffer. He awoke briefly before passing. I was with him at the time. He opened his eyes, looked at me and then he took his final breaths. I felt his pulse beat a couple of times and then stop. I knew he was gone. I feel fortunate to have been with him at the end. I am also grateful that he knew someone was with him when he departed. Please keep dad in your hearts. He will always be remembered as a gentle, forgiving and caring person. We were privileged to have known him and I was blessed to be his son.

  2. Dad was a gentle and kind spirit. He was easygoing and understanding. A long time ago we had lunch at a restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. Dad told the waitress, “She is my daughter.” I was pleasantly surprised, for he had accepted me as more than a daughter-in-law. I wish I had known Dad longer. I wish I had spent more time with Dad. Until we meet again, Dad is lovingly remembered.

  3. I was my fathers daughter, his little girl..Dad was always kind, considerate and loving and the last patriarch for the Kamikubo clan. He was loved and cared for by me until the end. I am certain he is with my brother Gary & my mother in Heaven.

  4. On the few occasions that I had the honor to meet with Mr. Kamikubo, he was always pleasant, contented, and peaceful. He made the best out of everything, with whatever life threw at him at the moment. My impression of him is that he was full of wisdom. He observed everythinig with his keen eyes. I only wish I had more opportunity to meet up with him and get some of that wisdom. He is a good man, he has lived a full and productive life, and he shall be missed.

  5. The few times I had the pleasure of spending time with Mr. Kamikubo were excellent. You always shined of good spirits and exhuded a sort of peacefullness that I admired. You will be missed!! <3

  6. The Shigeyuki uncle came well for Japan taking the family. He was a very special person. We will all miss him. He was a gentle person who had the anxiety. May his soul rest in peace.

  7. My grandparents, Roy and Misuko Tashiro were good friends with “Shigeki.” My grandma still talks about their friendship to this day. When I was a little girl, he and Kay would always bring me cream puffs. They were good! He was the nicest man. Our deepest sympathies to your family from ours, the Tashiro family.

  8. My sympathy and condolences to you and your family. May your fond memories of your father be comforting and consoling.

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