Joshua James Nobuo Uema

May 1, 1986September 9, 2019

Joshua James Nobuo Uema was born on May 1, 1986 and passed away on September 9, 2019 in Los Angeles, California and is under the care of Funeraria Del Angel Lincoln Heights.

Funeral Service will be held on September 28, 2019 at 11:00 am at Redemption Church Gilbert, 1820 W Elliot Rd, Gilbert, AZ.

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  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, September 28, 2019


Joshua James Nobuo Uema

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January 7, 2020

How are you doing in Heaven Josh? Trust and believe you are doing well. I met your Dearest Mom a few days ago, the sweetest and kindest lady I have ever met in Worldmark Anaheim during your family Vacation Ownership portfolio update with me. Your mom broke into lots of tears during the reading of "Tomorrow" poem by our specialist presenter, Rebekah. I asked your mom, Jami, if she was ok and what happened ? Your mom replied: I just lost my son a few months ago and pointed to the T-shirt she was wearing with your name and dates of your life on Earth, and said we came to hang with Josh every year in Los Angeles and went to Disneyland. We both hugged and broke into tears. I wanted to say to you that your mom, dad, sister and all your loved ones LOVE YOU dearly unconditionally. Your mom shared with me that she believe she will meet you again someday, and I will too in person. Your mom showed me your photos and your entire family photos. You and your family are part of my life now. I shared with your mom I dont have the answers WHY many deaths and broken hearts in life. I fled Indonesian genocides in 1998 to join my family in the USA and witnessed many deaths and left with the question WHY. I also shared with her I lost some of my close family members too. Your mom believes you are watching your family from Heaven and you want all your loved ones to continue living life to the fullest and best!!! We all believe we will meet and see you in Heaven someday. Your mom is considering to upgrade to Platinum Elite to have more family time together to honor great family bonding memories. Cheers Josh, so long, till we meet !!! Big hugs, Antonius

Maylada Pluppla

December 16, 2019

Hi are you in heaven?? Hope you are happy there..we all miss you!! I still remember first time we met in 2012 it was such a long long time and i still remember everything you told was very shock to know you passed away! Too fast to die😢i wish you happy there♥️Miss you. Hope to see you again someday in heaven..Ps. Don't forget to bring lil piggy bag and lucky stone when you go to heaven🙂🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

Bunny Gerrit

November 10, 2019


You were so special to me for so long. I used to watch you boyantly walk through our high school halls larger than life. Hott asian punker guy I'd christened you. I am so saddened by this news. I wish you happiness and regret it was not found in this world. You had so much life and light and were super talented in what you did. I remember last year when you popped up on a Shampoo Commercial on my tv... we spoke of how proud your mother was of you and your accomplishments. I'm gutted to hear of our loss in your passing. I wish your family and loved ones find peace through this and hope you have as well. I didnt know you well and wish I had but you have meant something to me for 16 years. I wish the next phase of your journey is every bit of the joy, light, peace, and happiness that you deserved to find in this world. Much love to you, Josh Uema. <3

Shannon Schillereff

November 7, 2019


We didn't know each other. But I saw your billboard while driving to work one morning and told myself to look you up. I forgot until I found the note in my phone. I looked you up and was brought to tears by the outpouring of love and admiration from those who knew you. I am sorry that you were in pain. I hope you are no longer in pain and are happy wherever you are. Rest in peace knowing that you definitely made a mark on those who knew you and even those, like me, who didn't. I will make sure to spread your memory to as many people as possible. Mental health should be shared and talked about as much as possible. Not swept under the rug until a tragedy strikes. Rest in peace you beautiful soul.

Alexis Reyes

September 28, 2019


We just passed your memorial off the 210. We decided to look you up and saw all these beautiful memories. A stranger passing on the 210 just began crying at the loss of another beautiful human spirit. May you find new peace in your next life. May your family and friends be showered with Light and Love during this time. May your memory live on. Sending your Spirit all the Light energy possible. You will be in my meditation this evening.

Chris Romero

September 25, 2019

Josh, I thought of you recently out of the blue leaving a baseball game in Phoenix. Something triggered a memory of a creative video you had taken some time ago. While we weren't close buddies, we crossed paths plenty of times through mutual friends at the latest punk show or trip to the current skate spot. Funny thing is I always wished we were a bit closer because I had a ton of admiration for your creativity and completely laid back and approachable personality. That random memory was before I learned of your passing. Many years later, your positivity had me thinking of you. Be at peace my friend, you had an impact on me and probably didn't know it. Thank you.

Lauren Burke (Castaneda)

September 24, 2019

°What do you get when you cross an elephant and a rhino?

-Hell if I know?!

Josh you always made me smile and laugh in high school! I was a huge fan of all you have accomplished. I will miss your smile and your hilarious corny jokes!


Tyler Hakes

September 20, 2019


You were such a loving, loyal, gentle human who was such a huge part of my life. Every moment I was blessed to spend with you was full of laughter. I will truly miss you.

Love always and forever,
Tyler T Hakes

Christine DeAbi

September 18, 2019

I didn’t know you either but also saw your Memorial billboard. You were loved.

Diego Lopez

September 17, 2019

I got to know you i was your security guard for a point while you stayed at the jewelry trade building when I heard the tragic news of your passing I felt a big hit, feels like I just saw yesterday you always had energy very polite especially in my line of work every one keeps to themselves but not were a friendly person all around ima miss you bud... you never know what could happen now and days we have to appreciate every one around us. My prayers to you and your family rest in peace my friend.