During World War II, Thomas Yuki ’57 MBA ’66 and his family lived in an internment camp for three years. Upon release in 1945, the family purchased a vineyard that became a home and sanctuary for Tom’s immediate and extended family. After earning his degree and doing military service in Germany, Tom returned home and later took over the farm. He was an integral member of the Japanese Community known for his business acumen and philanthropy. He was active in the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin and was a longtime board trustee for the Japanese American National Museum. Tom also had diverse interests ranging from his pilot’s license and playing music to caring for his horses and rooting for the 49ers. Tom died Dec. 10, 2022, and is survived by family, including his wife Carol Yuki ’77 and Gordon Yamate J.D. ’80.

14 Feb 2023