In 1952, Jack graduated from McKinley High School and went on to the University of Hawaii for 2 1/2 years before joining the army for two years, the last year spent in Korea. After returning from Korea, he finished his studies at the University of Hawaii, graduating in 1959 with a degree in Zoology.
After spending two years in San Francisco, Jack returned to Hawaii and started working for Texaco, eventually managing a small station on the Windward side.
In 1967, he was asked by his father, Kamesaburo, to help Aloha Tofu Factory get back on its feet after a fire wiped out the factory. Jack agreed, and along with his other siblings and parents continued the tradition of providing fresh tofu and soy products in the islands.
Jack enjoyed coaching youth baseball, golfing, and travelling with friends.
Survived by brother Roy (Joanne) Uyehara and sisters, Jane Uyehara and Nancy Uyehara.
He is also survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara, daughters Wendy (Eric) Tsutsui, Marcy (Russell Siu) Uyehara, and son Paul (Misa) Uyehara, and grandchildren Elyse, Jenna, Kent and Kai.
Our sincere mahalo to all the support and love Jack has experienced in his rich life. We are especially grateful to the Aloha Tofu Factory Ohana, the McKinley Class of 1952, and the medical staffs of Queen's, Straub, and Kaiser Hospitals, as well as the staff at Hale Malamalama and the caregivers at Bristol Hospice.
Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary