Frank Hiroshi Soyejima
Frank Hiroshi Soyejima98, passed away peacefully at his home on March 16, 2020. He was born in Long Beach, CA., but was raised in Saga, Japan from the age of 4. In the 1940's, he was a student at Tokyo University where he studied aeronautical engineering & competed in kendo tournaments. He immigrated back to the US in 1954 & attended graduate school for mechanical engineering at UCLA.

He worked for the City of LA as a mechanical engineer & later started a consulting business. In 1960, he married Setsuko (Nakashima), a pharmacist at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica & they had one daughter, Lisa. Frank relocated to Honolulu in 1997 after his retirement.

He enjoyed numerous hobbies such as fishing, photography, traveling, Dodger baseball, watercolor, publishing Japanese poetry (Tanka), ceramics, "Go" (Japanese chess), tea ceremony, calligraphy, classical music, & bird watching. He remained healthy & independent until the last month of his life.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Setsuko & is survived by a daughter, Lisa (Darryl) Soyejima-Nordstrom, sister Kazuko Yokoyama & brother Jim Soyejima.

A private service was held on June 26, 2020 in Hawaii Kai. A private burial was held on April 1, 2022, at Green Hills Memorial Park in Palos Verdes, CA where he was laid to rest with his wife.

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Oahu Mortuary

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