Kiyomi “Blackie” Yonamine
Kiyomi 89, passed away peacefully at his home on August 8, 2021 surrounded by his family.
Born in Aiea, Hawaii, he was the youngest child of Kamasuke and Unto Yonamine.
Kiyomi graduated from Waipahu High School in 1949, and soon after joined the Army. He served in the Korean War where he was unfortunately held captive as a POW for 3 years. After his release, he went on to serve 20 years and retired as a Master Sergeant.
He moved to Gardena, CA. where he raised his family, and created wonderful memories with all of his family and friends. He worked as a Systems Analyst for Hughes Aircraft in El Segundo, California and upon retiring, he and his wife resided in Mililani, Hawaii.
He enjoyed playing golf, traveling, and dancing. He also had a strong faith in God. Kiyomi's favorite saying was to be kind and that is exactly how he chose to live his life. Although there is a missing piece of our hearts, we do not have to look far to be reminded of his love and generosity. His warmheartedness, caring, and humble demeanor will be missed and forever embedded in the lives of those he touched. He was a kind and loving husband to his wife, an amazing father to his daughters and loved by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife and the love of his life for 55 years, Margie; daughters: Gwendolen (Randal) Yonamine, Michele Yonamine, and Lisa (Greg) Kadoguchi; grandchildren: Cody (Lauren) Academia, Jared Academia, Gavin and Brycen Nozaki, Makana and Evan Kadoguchi. Also surviving are his siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends from a long and fulfilling life.

Interment at The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
at Punchbowl on November 8th, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased