Joseph Toshio Miyahara, 50, passed away surrounded by his family on February 11, 2022. Joe, also known as Johara, Jojo Daddy, Grampa, and son, served his country as a United States Marine for four years of active duty and two years in reserve, defending this great nation.
On August 17, 1971, Joe was born in San Diego, CA, to his parents, Fred and Patricia Miyahara. He graduated from Crawford High School in 1989 and took on the challenge to become a United States Marine. He attended Bootcamp in Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California, in 1990.
Joe was an amazing and honorable man. He was silly yet compassionate, stubborn yet loving. Although often quiet, Joe fought for the things he loved in his life and wore his emotions on his sleeve. Joe was courageous in his endeavors and loved fiercely and in the best way he knew how.
He shared his heart with everyone and was always willing to give up the shirt off his back. As a result, he built unbreakable friendships near and far throughout his life that fostered lifelong connections; these impermeable bonds made friends into family members.
He treasured his wife and the family they built together with all that he had. From their marriage came a glowing family tree, one that his bright, loving soul will now shine down on.
The beautiful memories of his life will be forever cherished by those closest to him: his devoted wife of 29 years, Lisa Miyahara; their three children, Michael, Jenna, and Tyler; his granddaughter, Nola; his parents, Fred and Patricia (Trisha), and his daughters of the heart, Daniela and Destiny. Joe was preceded in death by his brother, Ricky.
He also leaves behind his in-laws, and an abundance of family and friends who will continue to honor him and carry on his legacy.