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Lily Ely Yoshii

Date of Death: February 11, 2017
Unitarian Universalist Church
Sunday 3/26, 3:00 pm

Lily Ely (Sakamoto) Yoshii, a long-time resident of El Cerrito, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the age of 95. Lily is survived by her loving husband of nearly 69 years, Tadashi “Tad” Yoshii; her three children, Ken (Yoko) Yoshii, Michael (Suzanne) Yoshii, and Judy (Jaime) Fukumae; and seven grandchildren, Jim (Annalisa),Continue Reading

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Ally De Torres left a message on February 19, 2017:
I remember how she loved bowling and playing tennis. She was good too! She let me be the ball-girl when she played tennis. She was always courteous and tidy. She liked to clean and organize things. When she would come over, she would clean our house and straighten things up. She was and fashionista, always looked like she was ready for a day or night out. She could strike up a conversation with anyone, especially the time we bumped into Chris Mullin at the Sesame Street store. She wouldn't let him walk away without having a conversation with her. And he did stop and talk for a few minutes with her. I remember a lot of her mannerisms. She cleaned her teeth a lot, sometimes while talking. She would put her hand on yours while talking. She would always sneak a smile or laugh into a conversation. She would often respond with "what do you mean...?" She had beautiful nails. Like they were freshly manicured. They looked just as lovely as ever even up to her last days. I remember sleeping over at their house and woke up in the morning to a glass of orange juice, a bowl of "mush" or cream of wheat. An assortment of things to put in my mush like sugar, milk, lots of raisins. There seemed to always be a lot of raisins around. She was kind to everyone and set an amazing example to the following generations on how easy it is to be a good, honest, and kind person to those around us.
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