George Uchida

George Uchida, 85, passed away on May 27, 2009.  

Geroge Uchida

Geroge Uchida

George was born on April 11, 1924 in Seattle, Washington to Otomatsu and Mio Uchida.  During his life, he served in the US Army, with the Military Intelligence Service, Korea.  He volunteered for years with Explorer Search and Rescue, and later King County Search and Rescue as well as Mountain Rescue and many other service oriented organizations. 




uchida1He owned and operated an apartment house in downtown Seattle where he handled all the carpentry, plumbing, heating, painting, electrical and flooring jobs.  He spent many years working at Tsubota Steel and Pipe Company. 


A man of many talents, George had a one-man show of his photography at the Seattle Worlds’ Fair.  He loved the outdoors, from mountain climbing, to hiking and in his later years, gardening.


George was preceded in death by his wife,

Kimie, his parents, brother Jack Uchida, and sister Kinu Tsubota.  He is survived by his son, Jay Uchida (Fran); daughter, Robin Lange (Dave); grandchildren Karim (Alice); Hilary (Shane); Whitney (Walker); Griffin (Jordan); Brady and Kimie and three great-grandchildren Ella, Delaney and Jack, and many other family and friends.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to support Camp Sheppard of the Boy Scouts of America:

Max Eckenburg Trust
821 Laurel Way
Edmonds, WA  98020


2 Responses to “George Uchida”

  • Lori Matsukawa says:

    Barton Folks,
    We’ve asked the Uchida Family for some photos and wonder if we could get your permission to use the ones they’ve provided you here.

    Lori Matsukawa
    206-604-0587 Cell
    206-448-3853 Office

  • Steven Durst says:

    I remember George. He was a maintenance man for Tsubota. I worked at Tsubota 78-86 with Sus Tony a few too mention. George always looked like he knew what he
    was doing. Very calm collected man,

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