LARRY S. YAMAGATA 72, of Las Vegas, passed away on December 18, 2014. Born in Puna, on the Big Island, Hawaii and graduated from Farrington High. He left Hawaii in 1984, as an Executive Chef at the Sheraton Hotels to open, as the sole owner, of Aloha Specialties Restaurant in the California Hotel & Casino. He subsequently opened, in March 2001, Ross J's Aloha Grill, named after his oldest grandson who tragically passed away in Maui, in October 1998. Larry was preceded in death by his wife of fifty years, Evelyn. He is survived by his daughters, Debra (Jim Hofert), Shelly (Ronald Kapuniai), of Kaneohe, Hawaii; his sons, Dean (Penny) and Greg (Sammie); 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons. Services will be held at the Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at 5:00pm.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased