December 1, 1946 – September 12, 2019
GREGORY UEMATSU, D.D.S., passed away at the age of 72, on September 12, 2019 of a snorkeling accident in St. Kitts, a Caribbean island nation. Greg was born in the Japanese Hospital of Los Angeles to Joe Shigesada Uematsu and Michiko Grace Uematsu on December 1, 1946. He attended Dorsey High School and El Camino Community College. He went on to Northwestern University and graduated from the School of Dentistry in 1971 at the age of twenty-three. Greg enjoyed a successful 36-year career as a Dentist and retired from his practice in Orange California in 2007. He enjoyed many activities with his wife Patty and friends, whether traveling, playing golf or just enjoying life.
He is survived by his wife Patty Uematsu, sister Jeri Uematsu, nephews Aaron Hamilton and Danny Uematsu Jr., niece Erin Aumrin, Auntie Sue Uematsu, many cousins and relatives, his beloved dog Teddy,
cat Bonkers, and his many Koi fish.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019, 11 AM at Centenary United Methodist Church, 300 S. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90013.
There will also be a Celebration of Life held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 4 PM at Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club, 25291 Vista del Verde, Coto de Caza, CA 92679.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to High Sierra Animal Rescue (Greg’s golfing friend’s dog
came from this rescue), P.O. Box 548, Portola, CA 96122, (530)-832-4727, or https://www.highsierraanimalrescue.org/.