Sandra “Sumiko” Yoshimoto
Sandra 86, passed away peacefully in Kaneohe, Hawaii on Saturday, June 27, 2020, surrounded by her family. Sumiko was born on September 15, 1933, along with her twin sister Kuniko to parents Shichiyomon and Kazu Yoshizaki in Shioyamura, Enumagun in Ishikawa-ken Japan. She was the last remaining survivor of her seven Yoshizaki siblings: Sachie, Toshikazu, Toshio, Shoji, Mikiko, and Kuniko. She met and fell in love with Miles 'Mike' Yoshimoto in Aomori while he was stationed at Misawa AirForce Base. They married in Japan in 1960, moved back to Oahu, and enjoyed 46 years of marriage together until his passing in December 2006.

Sandra or 'Sumi-chan' completed pattern making school while in Japan. In Hawaii, she worked in sales for a few businesses: Harriet's, International Market Place in Waikiki, and ABC Stores at Ala Moana Center. She was an exceptionally talented pattern maker and seamstress. She worked for Tori Richards, briefly owned her own store 'Sandra's' in Waikiki, and finished out her career at Chanel Boutique Ala Moana Center in the late 80s-90s. She was a loyal, fun, and loving person and friend to many who remember her fondly.

She is survived by her children Sharon Yoshimoto Martin (Jarett), Eric Yoshimoto (Un); Nieces Hiromi Ozawa (Mikio), and Kiyomi Itakura, Nephew Toshihide Yoshizaki (Yuriko); and several nieces and nephews from the Yoshimoto family. Grandchildren Christina, Caleigh, Madelyn, Noah, and Noel; grandniece Karin, and grandnephew Kota.

Private memorial service was held on July 14 at Hosoi. Private Burial at Hawaiian Memorial Veteran's Cemetery to be held on July 22nd.

Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased