Yoshiki R. Shishido
December 20, 1927 – August 8, 2018
Yoshiki "Roy" Shishido, age 90, passed away on Wednesday August 8, 2018. Yoshiki was born December 20, 1927 on the island of Maui, Hawaii at the Puunene Hospital. He graduated from Maui High School.
After witnessing the Japanese planes flying over Maui on their way to Pearl Harbor, he joined the Army as a medical assistant serving in Hawaii.
After the war, he traveled to the mainland to start trade school. He began his career at Havens Steel Company in Kansas City as a structural steel detailer. He met Robert June Bennett through mutual friends in Kansas City and they were married on March 9, 1963. His career took the family from Kansas City, Kansas to Colorado Springs, CO and then to Tucson, Arizona where he retired. Since retirement he moved to Lancaster, PA and then to Montevideo, MN to be closer to his grandchildren. He returned to Colorado Springs, CO to be closer to his older daughter in 2013.
Throughout his life, he was involved with many organizations including the VFW, the Elks, and as an assistant troop leader for the Boy Scouts. He enjoyed bowling and golfing with his co-workers and buddies, growing vegetables and roses at home, and fishing with family both in lakes as well as in Alaska. He was sought out by organizations to hold authentic Hawaiian Luaus, complete with flowers, fruit, and the traditional Kahlua pork cooked in the pit with tea leaves and using lava rock.
A memorial service will occur from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM at Mountain View Mortuary, 2350 Montebello Square Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. His remains will be buried with his wife at Oak Hill Cemetery in Siloam Springs, AR.
Yoshiki was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta June Bennett Shishido along with his brothers Stanley, Jiro, and Ben and sisters Sadai and Bernice. He is survived by his daughters Lisa Gayle Landon (Jeffrey Landon) and Sandra Miyoshi Spence (Patrick Spence); two biological grandchildren, Abigail Rai and Alexander Cato Spence; and one adopted grandchild, Jasmine Spence, sisters Patricia Ueda and Setsuko Yamashita and brother Tsuneo "Chic" Shishido (Janice) along with many nieces and nephews.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MtViewMortuary.com for the Shishido family.
- Celebration of Life Service Saturday, August 25, 2018
- Memorial Service Saturday, August 25, 2018
Yoshiki R. Shishido
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August 20, 2018
My memories of Dad...
He was born in 1927 on the island of Maui in Hawaii. He worked the sugar cane fields while he went to school and then during WWII, he was in the army medical corp stationed on Maui. He had a full and adventurous life. He witnessed the Japanese planes fly over Maui on the way to Pearl Harbor and then wondered why they ever thought they could win the war. He did all the things a good father should do! He taught me a love of sport as we watched them together and he is the reason I am a Dallas Cowboys fan! Not because he was a Cowboys fan but because his favorite team was any team playing the Cowboys! He taught me to play ping pong by starting out playing me left handed until I got too good and he switched to playing with his right hand. Taught me how to change my car's oil and fix flat tires, how to fish, how to appreciate nature with bird-watching and gardening, to work hard, take pride in what you accomplish, and the importance of family (being one of 9 children)! He loved my Mom until the end and has missed her since she passed. I will miss him terribly but know that he is with Mom and at peace! Love you Dad!