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Yoshihiro Kawaguchi

Yoshihiro Kawaguchi

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Yoshihiro Kawaguchi passed away at the age of 61 in San Marcos, Texas on Aug. 20, 2018. Born Oct. 26, 1956 in Kyoto, Japan to Motohiro and Suzuko Kawaguchi, Yoshihiro and his sister, Hiroko emigrated to the United States in 1960 to join Motohiro’s parents in Chicago. Yosh or Yoshi as he was often called, attended schools in Chicago including the University of Illinois at Chicago.

He was a member of the Midwest Buddhist Temple where he in participated in many activities including sports and Boy Scouts. In Chicago, Yosh worked as a car mechanic and claims 

adjuster in Chicago until he and his mother moved to San Marcos, Texas in 2009 and lived in Mariposa Apartments. He was passionate about cooking and dining, valued his friendships, and loved his family. Yosh had an easy and radiant smile. Uncle Yoshi was greatly beloved by his nieces, nephews, their spouses, and their children. He would sometimes give his grand nieces and nephews short rides on his wheelchair scooter to their delight.

Yosh leaves behind his mother, Suzuko Kawaguchi; sister, Hiroko Warshauer (Max) of San Marcos; brother, Jiro Kawaguchi of Charlotte, nieces and nephews Amy( Carlos), Nathan (Nicole), Lisa (Adam), and Jeremy (Jennifer); grand nieces and nephews, Fineas, Jasper, Kensey, Penelope, Victoria, Juliana, Margaret, Calvin, and Madeline; aunts and cousins in Japan and Seattle; Max’s extended family; and a host of friends in Chicago and San Marcos.

A Sogi Memorial service to celebrate Yoshi’s life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. officiated by Reverend Miyamura of Chicago, at Mariposa Apartments Community Hall, 2600 Hunter Road San Marcos, TX. For additional information, contact Hiroko Warshauer at hw02@txstate.edu.