Steve Yoshitake, 59, passed away at his home on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Steve was a long-time Santa Barbara County resident, growing up in Lompoc and later moving and working in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria as a Prototype Machinist Toolmaker.
As a youth, Steve participated in motocross races in Santa Maria and was an avid surfer throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. He continued his passion for surfing and riding motorcycles throughout his life.
He is survived by wife Cheryl of Orcutt; daughter Nicole Gautreaux of Lompoc; grandchildren Ciana, Gabby, and Nicolas of Lompoc; sister Dawn Kawamoto of Albany; and brother Glen Yoshitake of San Diego. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 @ 12:30 pm at the Knollwood Village Clubhouse located at 4012 Bradley Road, Orcutt, Ca.