Mr. Shigeto "Shig" Yoshimine

November 9, 1926 - February 4, 2019
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Shig Yoshimine, 92, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 4th. Preceded in death by his wife Asako. Survived by daughter Deborah and sons Michael and Kenneth (Tracy).

Shig was born and raised in Berkeley and moved to Richmond in 1951 after getting married. His passion for gardening led to jobs at The Claremont Hotel and City of El Cerrito. Shig and his family moved to Davis in 1973 after he accepted a job as superintendent of the Parks and Grounds Dept.

Shig had fond memories of playing basketball for the Berkeley Nissei Team in his younger years. He was a fan of the Giants, 49ers and Kings. He enjoyed drawing, painting and socializing with his wonderful neighbors. Shig continued to find joy while working in his yard that was filled with flowers, fruit trees and Japanese rock gardens.

Shig was a caring and thoughtful person and will be missed by family and friends. At his request, there will be no service. He will be laid to rest at Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito.

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Born: November 9, 1926
Died: February 4, 2019

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Bob Bowen posted on 2/21/19

My wife Kate and I offer our sincere condolences to Shig's family and loved ones. We both worked for the City of Davis Parks & Community Services, Shig in Parks & Grounds while I worked in Recreation and Special Events. I will always remember Shig as being incredibly kind and understanding especially since my program and event activities often impacted the maintenance of the parks that he was responsible for. Shig was quick to smile and he had a great laugh. When Proposition 13 came along in 1978 we all were hit hard with budget cutbacks but Shig managed with great dignity and respect for his staff and the Davis citizens. Shig also helped hundreds of Davis school children understand the personal impacts of the World War II relocation camps through his talks at schools. Those of us who had the honor of working with him will never forget Shig. The City of Davis is a better place because Shig Yoshimine worked and lived here.

 

Bob Garcia posted on 2/17/19

I worked with Shig for many years when he was the Superintendent of Parks and Grounds for the City of Davis. He was always such a nice co-worker who was hard working, intelligent and supportive to work with. I remember fondly the many conversations we had over the years. His was a life well lived. My wife and I send our sincere condolences to Shig's family and loved ones.

 

Bob Garcia posted on 2/17/19

I worked with Shig for many years when he was the Superintendent of Parks and Grounds in Davis. He was alway such a nice, supportive co-worker who was hard working, intelligent and kind-hearted. I enjoyed working with Shig and remember fondly all the conversations we had over the years we worked together. His was a life well lived. My wife and I send our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.

 

Sue Hartley posted on 2/13/19

Fond memories of you and your wife as my neighbors!!

 

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