Haruo Bob Yanagibashi, 83, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2022, from complications of a stroke. He was born March 28, 1939, in Santa Maria, California, the son of Masao and Taeko Kambe Yanagibashi.
On April 20, 1942, Bob and his family were evacuated to The Tulare, California Relocation Center and eventually to the Gila River, Arizona Internment Camp until October 1945. Later Bob came with his family to Ogden, Utah. Here he stayed to complete his education, attending schools in Ogden City and graduating from Ben Lomond High School and Weber State College. He began his career with Morton ATK Thiokol (Northrop Grumman) and retired after 35 years as Senior Engineer / Scientist.
Bob served our country in the US Army. His active-duty period was served at Fort Benning, Georgia, during which time he competitively shot trap and skeet through their Club. He received an Honorable Discharge on March 31, 1968. Bob was a member of the Ogden Christian Church.
Bob’s love of the outdoors turned his interest, hobbies, and likes to photography, fishing, hunting, trap/skeet shooting (including sporting clays), and home canning.
Bob has always been very close with family and looked forward to any gathering, no matter how big or small and planned or not. These gatherings meant catching up, taking pictures, and sharing in his culinary and home canning abilities which could be anything from frying up fish to everyone enjoying his awesome jams, jellies, and pickles. He never missed a gathering his entire life unless he was off on one of his many competitions or trips, doing the things he loved to do and making more friends along the way. All the memories, friendships, and associations Bob made by his learning and sharing experiences throughout his entire life made his friends seem like family.
Bob is survived by his sisters, Kay (Jimmy) Watanabe and Naomi Yamashita; nieces, Jennifer Watanabe-Carter, and Pam Dreyer; nephews, Shane Watanabe and Lee (Charlene) Yanagibashi; and friends left with their memories of Bob. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Don (Kathy) Yanagibashi; sister, Sally (Aki) Yamaguchi; and friends awaiting his arrival to catch up.
The family would like to thank all the residents of The Cottages for the friendships and memories Bob made throughout all the years he lived their; Dr. Glen Biddulph and staff, Drs William Owens, Kody Kennington, and Karen, and Drs Robert “Bob” and Jeff Torghele and staff for accepting Bob’s friendship and meetings all his needs.
We would also like to thank the First Responders from North View Fire Department, Ogden Regional Medical and Acute Rehabilitation Centers, Stonehenge of Ogden, Atlas Home Care and Hospice; and special thanks to Robert “Bobby” Lindquist, Jr. and Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary for their care of Bob.
In keeping with Bob’s wishes, there will be no services and he also respectfully requested no Koden.
In lieu of flowers, please remember an act of kindness or friendship that was shared with Bob.