Tommy, age 61, passed away and went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 8, 2012. Tommy was born on October 7, 1951, to Katsumi and Sally Uyemaruko.
He grew up on his family farm in west Fresno, and graduated from Central Union High School in 1969. He was on the Varsity Tennis team. He went on to graduate from California State University, Fresno in 1973. He married Karen Fujioka on November 4, 1989.
He enjoyed fishing, tennis, painting, playing the guitar, singing in his church choir, playing in the church worship band and spending time with his two dogs, Hannah and Brandy.
Tommy owned and enjoyed running his hamburger restaurant in downtown Fresno for the past 36 years.
He was a very kind and generous man, always willing to help others. He will be greatly missed by all.
Tommy is survived by his loving wife, Karen; his mother, Sally; his sisters, Jo Ann and her husband Dawson, Julie and her husband Rodney; his niece, Alisha; and his nephew, Garrett and his wife Helen; and Grant.
A Memorial Service will be held at First Chinese Baptist Church on Sunday, October 14, 2012, at 2:00 pm.