In Memory of Bruce Katsuichi Hisayasu

The below is sad news to those of us that have been in Bonsai for many years. Bruce and Yaeko were always very active in the Bonsai community and when ever they attended a Kofu meeting were very generous. Bruce has not been active for many years due to age related illnesses but was always a great host when visiting him at home.  Bruce and Yaeko were long-time members of our club.  He will be missed.

Bruce Hisayasu passed away on June 13, 2016. His obituary was in the Rafu Shimpo on June 16. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 21, at 11:00 AM at Pasadena Buddhist Temple, 1993 Glen Avenue, Pasadena. His Obituary was published at

Obituary for Bruce Katsuichi Hisayasu

HISAYASU, BRUCE KATSUICHI (94) passed away on June 13, 2016 in Pasadena.  He is survived by his wife, Yaeko Hisayasu; children, Toru (Diane) and Makoto Hisayasu, Dawn (Dr. Wesley) Naritoku; grandchildren, Keri (Tom) Webb, Staci Hisayasu, Jonathan and Alyssa Naritoku; brother, Etsuo Hisayasu; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 11:00AM at Pasadena Buddhist Temple, 1993 Glen Ave., Pasadena, CA. Family requests flowers to be omitted.

Note: Flower orders for the service of Bruce Katsuichi Hisayasu have been requested to be omitted.