Michiko Street, 89, of Hollidaysburg (formerly of Punxsutawney) passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020 at UPMC Altoona.
She was born on January 01, 1931 in Shanghai, China a daughter of the late Takeji Kubota and Fuku (Yamaguchi) Kubota.
After she finished high school, she went on to Dressmaker School.
Michiko came to the United States in 1966.
She married Stanley Street, he preceded her in death in 1967.
Following the loss of her husband Stanley, she and Isidro Sanchez became faithful companions and spent many years together until his death in 2018.
Michiko and Isidro opened a sushi bar called Tokyo Restaurant in Tucson, Arizona which they owned and operated for twelve years prior to moving to the Punxsutawney area to be near their daughter.
She was a selfless woman that worked extremely hard all her life and never got the concept of “relaxing” she was happiest busy doing something. It is said that she had a bit of a stubborn streak, which no doubt benefited her in her life. Her family was the most important thing in her life, she loved them dearly and put all of them before herself. Her dog Eijax was very special to her as well.
Michiko liked to watch baseball, Sumo wrestling, game shows and Cops on television.
She is survived by her daughter, Michko Kathleen (Bill) Blanset of Hollidaysburg, stepson Thomas Tebbe of Aransas, Texas; three grandchildren, Kiarra Blanset, Kiyomi Blanset and Billy (Kimmy) Blanset of Colorado Springs; two great grandchildren, Ronin and Raiden Blanset.
She is preceded in death by her first husband, Stanley, lifelong companion Isidro Sanchez, sister, Hisayo Kubota and nephew Utaka Kubota.
There will be no visitation. Arrangements entrusted to Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.
Her ashes will be interred next to Isidro at Calvary Cemetery, Punxsutawney.
Memorial donations may be made in Michiko’s memory to VFW Post #2076, 121 Maple Ave, Punxsutawney, PA 15767 or Disabled Veterans, 4601 Forbes Blvd, suite #130, Lanham, Maryland 20706.
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