Wright, Shizuko K., (Suzie) 82, of Lakeland, Florida passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Shizuko was born to the late Yutaka (Hachuda) Kamegaya and Sakie Kamegaya in Tokyo, Japan on August 30, 1938.
Shizuko was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Floyd C. Wright, her brothers Tadao Kamegaya, Tadashi Kamegaya, of Japan, sisters, Matsue Kamegaya Martindale, and Yuki Kamegaya Heffernan of CA.
She and Floyd met in Tokyo, Japan while she was a model and actress and he proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. They were engaged and married in Tokyo, Japan in 1961 shortly thereafter moving to the United States. Shizuko and Floyd traveled the world and extensively throughout the United States as he was an Aero Space Engineer with The Boeing Company. Floyd made a promise to her that they would visit EVERY State in the Country as she loved America! After living in many states, they eventually settled in the Greater Philadelphia, PA area for some years and raised two children, Michele & Craig. During the years that Floyd volunteered for Overseas Duty in the Theater of Combat during the Vietnam War, Shizuko was determined to continue her Education to learn everything there was to know about America and it’s incredible American Culture in order to pursue her dream to become an American Citizen. While studying, she also took a keen interest into Entrepreneurship & American Business. Shizuko became a United States Citizen in 1971. Shortly after, she and Floyd along with their two children moved to Florida in 1974 where they started their first Business Venture. Throughout the years Shizuko & Floyd owned & operated many successful Restaurant Businesses for more than 35 years. Shizuko, the devoted wife, loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, the Entrepreneur, Business Owner and Restaurateur taught us our uncanny work ethics, immense knowledge & appreciation for Entrepreneurship and The American Dream! She demonstrated that anyone who worked hard enough, was persistent and to never give up could accomplish The American Dream!
Shizuko is survived by her two devoted children, son, Craig and his wife, Jennifer of Lakeland, FL; daughter, Michele Wright Yablun and her husband, Jeff of Leesburg, VA and grandchildren, Christopher Wright and his wife, Amanda, Andrew Yablun, Douglas Yablun, Melissa Howells and her husband, Michael, Riley Wilson, Hannah Chumney and great grandchildren, Carter Wright, Lilly Jenkins, William Howells and Wyatt Howells, along with many nieces, nephews, and other loving family members, friends & Business Colleagues throughout the United States and in Japan. Funeral Services will be Private. Shizuko’s Funeral & Burial Service for her final resting place will be at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida where she will be laid to rest with her loving husband, Floyd C. Wright.
Donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association in her Memory. Words of comfort may be expressed at Heath Funeral Chapel.
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