April 13, 1921 ~ February 13, 2011
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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