FORT WORTH- Yoshikazu Koizumi passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
CRYPTSIDE SERVICE: Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Greenwood Cemetery.
Yoshikazu was born June 1, 1927 to the late Suyematou and Hana Ichikawa Koizumi in San Francisco, California. Yoshi was a graduate of Marshall High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Minnesota. Yoshi enlisted into the US Army after WWII and served part of his enlistment in Occupied Japan with the Nagasaki Military Government Team. Yoshi, along with all family members and all Japanese Americans on the west coast of US, was interned during WWII at one of ten concentration camps. He was relocated from San Francisco to Topaz, Utah, at the age of 14. He was a cartographer for the US Navy Hydrographic Office, Suitland, Maryland; Metropolitan Planning Commission and Metropolitan Council, St. Paul, Minnesota for over 25 years.
He was a lover of classical music and attended every concert of Houston Symphony from 1990 to 2008 and Fort Worth Symphony from 2009 to 2019. He was a collector of classical C D’s, movies(DVD & Blu Ray) and hot wheel cars.
Yoshi was a kind hearted, gentle person, intelligent, well read with many interests and sharp of mind to the end and was never sick or ill. He will be deeply missed.
Yoshi is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Utaka Koizumi; sisters, Patricia Hirashima and Kiya Quachen.
SURVIVORS: Niece, Pamela Powell and husband, Larry; nephew, Michael Hirashima and wife, Patricia; niece, Sandra Dean and husband, Patrick; nephew, David Hiroshima; great nieces, Heather Shelton and husband, Joseph, Debbie Tatarunis and husband, Jeff and Venus Dean; great nephews, John Powell and Michael Hirashima; great-great nieces, Jane and Isabel; great -great nephews, Charlie and Sawyer.
Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
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