Walter Un-Il Yi

Oct 1, 1968 - Aug 7, 2022

East Lawn Sierra Hills
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA, 95841


Walter Un-il Yi passed away peacefully on August 07, 2022 to be with his Lord and reunited with his precious niece Danielle Pok, fiancée Angel Kwong, father Yong Ha Yi, and brother-in-law Jinoo Pok.

Walter was born in South Korea on October 1st, 1968. He immigrated to Sacramento, California in 1975 with his parents and 5 siblings. He is survived by his dear mother, younger brother and best friend Scott, and his older sisters Rachel Kang, Stephanie Kim, Chris Pok, and Anne Choy. In life, he enjoyed loving on his fourteen nieces and nephews, Danielle being the eldest and in heaven with him now. Mia, Aaron, Patrick, Tim, Nathan, Matthew, Elissa, Sarah, Clara, Tristan, Anna, Dylan and Julia all loved and respected their uncle. He also leaves behind three brother-in-laws, Stan Choy, Moon Kim and Edwin Kang and also numerous cousins and loyal friends whom he called brothers for life.

Walter was a successful data analyst upon his accident in 1999, which left him a quadriplegic. He was a fighter & a man of faith, and lived a purposeful life for additional twenty-three years. He used to always say, “we are so blessed.” And truly, he was the most blessed with the greatest gift of all and that is knowing Jesus as his Lord and Savior and for having a family that loved and respected him. We will miss Walter dearly but we are comforted knowing that he is no longer suffering and in a place where there is no longer death, mourning or pain. PTL!

Funeral Service will be held on
August 21, 2022 at 1:00 PM at
East Lawn Mortuary
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA 95841


  • Anne Choy says:

    Hello my brother, Unil…
    So nice to see your precious & bright smile. I thank you for your presence, help and especially your love and determination to live for the family and friends.
    I love you my brother. I will see you soon.

  • Steve Yum says:

    It’s been almost 40 years since I became his friend. He always gave me advise as older brother and guided me what is right and wrong when I was lost doing my teenager years. He will always be in my heart as an order brother “heong”. He is in better peaceful place with all his love ones. I love you Uni, I will see you again in next life heong.

  • Jenny Vasquez says:

    Walter you were an amazing man and to know you was a gift. Rest in God’s arms.

  • Dianna C. Brown says:

    Walter was a man of enormous strength of spirit, compassion and generosity. It was an honor to know him and to call him my friend.

    Rest in peace….

  • Scott Yi says:

    Hey big bro,

    You gave me a reason and purpose to be the best person I can be, a good family man, good husband, good father, good brother, loyal friend, and a man of integrity. Even though you lost the opportunity to have your own family, in essence I lived vicariously through you to be the person I am today.

    I truly thank you for all you sacrifices and you inspired so many people. I’ve witness your kindness to complete strangers when yourself was suffering which gave hope and joy to them. There’s so many goodness you have left in this world.

    I love you and miss you so much.

  • Andrew Kang says:

    Dear Uni,

    Our nearly lifelong friendship continued to endure and grew stronger still as did our faith in Christ. Thank you for all your support and belief in me. You were a true testament of strength and perseverance. Rest easy, dear friend. I will miss you.

  • Debbie Kim says:

    Dearest Walter,

    It was a privilege and an honor to be called your “sister-in-law.” I am heartbroken because you were taken away from us so soon but, at the same time, relieved because you are no longer suffering or in pain.

    Thank you for blessing my life by being a part of it. I will forever cherish the memories that we shared together with you and the gang (the fellas & the wives). You will forever be in our hearts, Walter. We love and miss you but this is “not good-bye”…..this is “until we meet again…”

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