Scarborough, ME – Yoshihide “Yama” Yamamoto, 57, of South Portland died on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a hard fought battle with numerous cancers. He was the husband of Shizue (Yamaguchi) Yamamoto. He was a man who, no matter how much pain he was in, also had a smile on his face.
Yoshi was born on January 31, 1956 in Japan, one of seven children of the late Saburo & Kito Yamamoto. After finishing school in Japan he moved to the United States in the mid 1970’s. His travels brought him to Montana, Nebraska and California, where he met his future wife in 1982, before ending up in Maine in 1984.
Yama worked as a sushi chef for Sapporo’s on Commercial Street in the Old Port for some time and also exported Sea Urchins back to his homeland of Japan.
He was also an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan, watching as many games as he could.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Monday, June 10, 2013 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Yoshi’s guestbook.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
American Cancer Society
1 Bowdoin Mill Island
Topsham, ME 04086