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Obituary: Cecil Darien Beatty-Yasutake

Cecil Darien Beatty-Yasutake

        Cecil Darien Beatty-Yasutake, the eldest son of Phyllis and John Yasutake, was born September 25th, 1967 at Doctor’s Hospital in Modesto, CA. Beatty-Yasutake was a doting husband, father, big brother, son, grandson and so much more. He was loving, protective and attentive and took especially good care of his family. He was revered as a ‘big brother’ by all his siblings’ friends and was often sought out for mentorship and advice by all his adopted younger siblings. He was baptized at Mt. Zion Baptist Church at the age of 9 and grew up attending regularly and singing in the youth choir until he graduated high school.

Beatty-Yasutake was gregarious and always left an impact on everyone he came into contact with. As a model first born, he was highly accomplished and responsible. His scholastic career was filled with high academic achievements, despite often missing days from school due to his medical condition. In his young adult days, he played on recreation teams for volleyball, soccer, softball as well as flag football. As a junior attending Nathan Hale high school, Beatty-Yasutake was the youngest person to be appointed to the role of station manager for the radio station, C89. His contribution was integral in helping to increase the broadcast area of the station. After high school, Beatty-Yasutake attended University of Washington and graduated in 1991. While in school at UW, Beatty-Yasutake worked in retail at both The Bon Marche and Nordstrom as a notably successful sales associate.

        After completing his degree program at UW, Beatty-Yasutake took his first career job with Zymo Genetics in their Human Resources department. While working at Zymo, Beatty-Yasutake met the love of his life, Amy. On May 12, 2003 Beatty-Yasutake and Amy were married in Hawai’i, followed by a celebratory reception with family and friends in their hometown of Seattle. In 2008, their family expanded and they welcomed the addition of their son, Kayin Bryson Beatty-Yasutake. Beatty-Yasutake was the most dedicated father and husband. He planned many adventures with his family to enjoy delicious food and quality time.

Beatty-Yasutake was the ultimate sports enthusiast and an avid fan of both UW Huskies and the Seahawks. He enjoyed game day chats with his family filled with strategy breakdowns and lighthearted banter. His hobbies included golf, fishing, DJing, videography, music, dancing and cooking. Beatty-Yasutake was an incredible chef and the ultimate foodie. He spent many days enjoying decadent meals with loved ones.

Throughout his life, Beatty-Yasutake fought many medical battles, won them all, and walked out the hospital against all odds to continue enjoying life. Despite being given an incredibly difficult life journey, Beatty-Yasutake rarely complained. No matter how daunting his condition became, he always prioritized enjoying life with those he loved.

Beatty-Yasutake made an impression and had a positive impact on all whose lives intersected his own. Time spent with Beatty-Yasutake was quality and purposeful. He was intentional about everything he did and how he did it. He has left an extreme void in the lives of those closest to him. He was truly a one of one and will be missed beyond measure.

He was proceeded in death by his Grandmother Yvonne Beatty Grandparents George and Alice Yasutake, his sister Catherine Sumiye Yasutake. He is survived by his wife Amy and Son Kayin, His parents John and Phyllis Yasutake, His Grandfather Cecil S. Beatty, Brother John Michael, George and Carter sisters Felisa (Omry) and Pamela.

Services for Beatty-Yasutake will be held at the Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave. S., on Saturday, August 20 at 11:00 a.m.

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