William
Shiozaki, William Hideyo, "Bill," a 57-year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2011 in Torrance. Born in Koza, Japan, Bill was 63 when he died. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Bill worked for TRW/Northrop Grumman for 37 years until his retirement in May 2009. He was a member of The Sierra Club and South Bay Wheelmen and loved participating in century (100-mile) bike races. Bill is survived by his wife of 37 years, Elizabeth Shiozaki of Redondo Beach, CA; son, Eric (& Heather) Shiozaki of Walnut Creek, CA; daughter, Kimiko Shiozaki of Redondo Beach, CA; cousins, Tak Shiozaki, Laura Lee, Amy Shiozaki, and Rick Shiozaki; and uncles, Kiyoshi Shiozaki and Yutaka Shiozaki. He was preceded in death by his parents: father Reisaburo Sakai, mother Mitoshi Yanagi, and step-father Norio Yanagi. The private inurnment will be at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Stroke Association (www.strokeassociation.org), One Legacy- A Donate Life Organization (www.onelegacy.org), or Bill's favorite Internet Public Radio station, KCRW (www.kcrw.com).

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  1. Dear Eric and family, You have my deepest sympathy and condolences on the loss of your father. I’m a fellow SBW member that moved to Nashville. I will always remember your Dad because no matter how good or out of shape I was, he would always draft or pull along side and say “Hey Bob what’s new, haven’t seen you in a while”. We would both slow down and would chat on the loop around PV. When I was racing track, I remember him cheering me and the other banzai brother on as we attempted to kick butt. I didn’t get a chance to run into him while I was riding this last December like I usually do when I come out to visit and reget not seeing him. He was a great fellow cyclist always willing to stop and offer help to another cyclist with a flat. He was always happy no matter how steep the hills were, which was quite the opposite of me and that made the hills fun. I will miss not seeing him on my rides in PV and I will always have fond memories of our rides and conversations. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With deepest sympathy, Bob Yakushi

  2. Bill, you are going to be missed. I loved your positive attitude. I can still remember the club races and you would always take a few flying sprints every race. It was a joy riding with you. My thoughts are with your family during this time of loss. You were loved by many.

  3. We are very saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. We we still always remember him by looking out for him on the century rides , as he always passes me (Lori)always happy and friendly, and checks to see how far ahead of me my husband Greg Kelly is.A really good guy! We met him with SBW. So sorry for your loss.

  4. Bill, I will really miss racing and riding next to you. San Diego and Newcomb’s Ranch were rides I will always remember. I would have had a hard time getting through the Encinal road race if you hadn’t been there.

  5. I will miss Bill. I only know him from on the bike but he was always so friendly and we would talk about all kinds of stuff. I’m going on the pier ride tomorrow and I’m sad that I won’t seem him there. Thanks for sharing him with us.

  6. Bruce and I were so sad to learn of Bill’s passing. We enjoyed riding with Bill and sharing stories of the Mammoth Sierra Fall Century,among other things. Bill was just a very pleasant guy. He will be missed.

  7. I was so sorry to hear about bills early passing. I can’t beleive that I won’t see him anymore riding up Via del Monte near my house or up to domes. Sincerely, Ray Eastwood

  8. Dear Shiozaki Family, I was deeply saddened and shocked to hear about the death of Bill. I know how difficult this must be for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Bill was such a kind, gentle soul. He was a very inspiring, friendly, and encouraging person. We all have warm and heart felt memories of him. I remember and enjoyed talking, laughing, and joking with him at different events. He was a very accomplished and strong cyclist with a sprint finish. I know how much you will miss Bill. I encourage you to draw on your strength and the strength of your family. If you need any help, contact me.

  9. May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

  10. I was very sad to hear of the passing of Bill 🙁 Although I only knew him on the bike, I always enjoyed seeing his smiling face and chatting with him…sharing our frustration of “trying to keep up” with the younger pack! I will think of him often when I ride my bike…he will be missed by many…

  11. I’m so sorry for your loss. Bill was a great human being and I will miss seeing him on the rides. He always had a smile and I enjoyed his company.

  12. Dear Liz, Kevin and I are saddened by the loss of your husband and wanted to let you know that we miss seeing you at school. Please know that we are thinking peaceful thoughts for you. Take care, Marian Clausen

  13. Liz, Eric, and Kimi So sad to hear about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. All our love, Mary Lou, Sharon, and family

  14. Dearest beloved Liz, our hearts are breaking for you. We love you so much and look forward to seeing your smiling face again. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts.

  15. I’m very sorry for your lose. Bill always had a kind word and positive outlook. He shared that on many rides. Many times on century rides when I struggled, Bill came from know where and talked me which gave me the strength to finish the ride.

  16. I am very saddened to learn of the loss of my friend Bill. I knew Bill first as a fellow member of the South Bay Wheelmen; a cycling group that he enjoyed the many rides and camaraderie. Bill was a good rider and teamate. I will miss his sense of humor and friendship. Rest in Peace Bill.

  17. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Shiozaki family. I am shock to see Bill’s name in the paper while I was waiting to picking my grand daughter from school. The thing confused me in the paper is that Bill was a Redondo Beach resident for 57 years. The Bill I knew I thought went to Dorsey High School with me. And did also work at TRW/NGC with me until I retired 4 years ago. I also see Bill riding his bike at the beach all the time. I just spoke to him about a month and a half ago on one of his Sunday ride. Time was bad at NGC and he was lay off and he decided to retired. All the facts in the paper are correct to indicate Bill was the friend that I know except the 57 years of Redondo Beach resident. Again, please accept my deep condolences. Richard ryee45@Gmail.com

  18. Liz and family, We just heard of Bill’s passing last week. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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