Yoshi Katsumura

Deceased: August 2, 2015

Service Information:

Memorial Service: Monday, August 17, 2015 6pm at the Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W. Menomonee St., Chicago
Interment: Private


With great sorrow, we would like to inform you that Yoshi Katsumura passed away on Sunday, Aug. 2 after a courageous, one-and-a half year battle with cancer.
He was the husband of Nobuko; father of Mari, Ken (Molly); and grandfather of Hiro.
Yoshi, 65, was the legendary and longtime chef-proprietor of Yoshi’s Café, located in Chicago’s Lakeview. Yoshi and his wife Nobuko have continuously operated the fine dining establishment since 1982.
As his final wish, Yoshi asked that the legacy of the tremendous employees and customers of Yoshi’s Café continue on for many years to come.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 17 at the Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W. Menomonee St., Chicago. For information, Lakeview Funeral Home, 773-472-6300 or www.lakeviewfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in the name of Yoshi Katsumura to Pediatric Services at Swedish Covenant Hospital, 5145 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL 60625, 773-293-5121, or foundation@swedishconvent.org.
The family thanks you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.