Misao Yamano Shiotsuka July 14, 1919 – June 17, 2016

A private family memorial service has been held. Online condolences at www.habingfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Misao Yamano Shiotsuka passed away June 17, 2016, at the age of 96.

Misao was born on July 14, 1919, in San Jose, CA. She was the eldest of four children of Shige and Teiichi Yamano. Misao attended schools in Gilroy, CA, graduating high school in 1937. She studied sewing, music, and traditional Japanese cultural arts in Japan after high school.

In 1943, Misao married Sam Shiotsuka, a soldier in the 442 Regimental Combat team, in the Poston, AZ internment camp.

After the war the Shiotsukas settled in the Gilroy-Hollister area. Misao became a seamstress and homemaker, raising three children.

Misao lost her husband in 2000.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Sakakihara (Phil), Wanda Shiotsuka (Bob Center) and son, Edwin Shiotsuka (Arline). Misao was the proud grandmother of two grandsons, Ryan and Joel, and four great-grandchildren.

Misao was a patient, kind, and caring, lady.

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