TROY T. YAMAMOTO Troy T. Yamamoto, age 78, passed away peacefully at her home in San Francisco on Saturday, October 31, 2015. She was born on January 27, 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Masaru and Kameyo (Okamoto) Morimoto. For more than 40 years, Troy was a talented homemaker, maintaining an extremely organized home that was also warm, inviting, and comfortable. She was savvy, astute, and sharp skillfully managing all of the responsibilities to keep her household running well. Troy attended Farrington High School, where she met Richard ("Ricky") Yamamoto at a school mixer in 1953. She was a sophomore, he was a junior. They danced that first night, continued to talk on the telephone and got to know each other, and something began to develop. "It was slow," said Ricky. In June 1959, Troy and Ricky married in Honolulu, the day after he graduated from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Troy had already graduated with a degree in personnel management, and was working as a statistician for the juvenile courts of the State of Hawaii. Later that year, they moved to San Francisco where Troy worked in the business department of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company. Troy was strong-willed and had a point of view. Once she decided on something, there would be no chance in arguing about it. She used that same strength to care for those around her. She was fiercely loyal and always kind and thoughtful. She remembered everyone's birthday, anniversary, and other occasions and each became a special event. She had the gifted ability to see and appreciate the unique qualities of her friends and family members. As a child, Troy found a love of baseball and Ted Williams and became a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan. Later on, she helped introduce the game to her nieces, supporting them to become San Francisco Giants fans at an early age. She was a hands-on aunt with her nieces and nephews, hosting "sleepovers" and playing puzzles with them when they were children, and following their progress and achievements. She also enjoyed travel, especially to Europe and Japan, and was an avid collector of teddy bears. Troy is survived by her husband, Ricky; two sisters, Evelyn (Yuichi) Marumoto and Karen (Roy) Sakai; a brother, Melvin (Eileen) Morimoto; and many nieces and nephews. Troy was preceded in death by her brothers Stanley, Kenneth, and Clarence. Family, friends, and others whose lives Troy touched are invited to a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 20 at Pacific Interment, 2100 Folsom Street, San Francisco. Her ashes will be scattered at sea in a private ceremony on Saturday, November 21.
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