West Jordan, UT- Our Little Buddha, Scott Takao Kojima passed away suddenly on February 15, 2021 at the age of 61. He was born May 17, 1959 in Salt Lake City to Tadayoshi and Kimiko Kojima. He lost both of his parents at a very young age and was raised by his uncle, Harry Osawa in their family home in Salt Lake City.

Scott married Sue Dalton on June 19, 2002. They were best friends and companions. Sue was the spice of his life. Together they shared many interests and adventures. They loved to cruise and they looked forward to their yearly golf tournament trip to Mesquite with the Gonzales family, which was truly his second family.

Over the years, Scott met many people who became his friends and many who also became his family. They will all tell you that he was the kindest, most patient man they knew. He loved to joke around, he loved to shop, and he loved to travel. Everyone knew, however, that his greatest passions were bowling and golf.

Even though Scott never had children of his own, he was a father figure to Jenn, his best friend Rory’s daughter. He also thought of Sue’s boys as his own and his grandchildren were the light of his life. One of his favorite things to do was to teach them how to play sports.

Scott worked for 34 years at Hoyt in their shipping and receiving department and in 2018 he also began working part time at Home Depot. Scott was laid off from Hoyt in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic and went to work full time at Home Depot. He enjoyed his job because he loved his coworkers and he Our Little Buddha loved meeting new people.

Scott was preceded in death by his parents, Tadayoshi and Kimiko, his uncle Harry, as well as his many other aunts and uncles, all of whom he adored.

He is survived by his wife, Sue, his stepsons Troy (Brittney) Robertson and Robbie (Annie) Robertson, and his six grandchildren: Shandon, Shiane, Blake, Brody and Taylor, Kaiden. He is also survived by his aunt Midge Takahashi, and his two cousins Barbara Takahashi and Stan Oki.

A Memorial Golf tournament will be held in June to honor Scott while doing something he loved. If you would like additional information on this event as it becomes available, please either email the address below or join the Scott Kojima Memorial Facebook page set up by his family.

If you have any pictures or memories you would like to share, you may post them to the Facebook group or email them to scottkojimamemories@gmail.com.


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Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Feb 19, 2021

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Oh my heart, it's a year later and I've just learned of your passing, dear Scottie. My heart is full and touched with great bowling and Junction memories. Your memories will live forever with greatness you've shared with all. Peace be with your friends and family. Hugzzz lil' man.

Rae Delliskave , Salt Lake City , UT, US Feb 26, 2022

I am so sorry to here about Scotty he was a great man I loved to go bowling with my step dad Sumio, the guys were all so great but Scotty is the one that got me to warm up to em all so much faster he was funny pretty hip for a old guy ... I often think about him Rory and Danny u spent many nights with these guys at the bowling alley .... Rest in peace my friend you will be missed !

Stephanie Feb 25, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. He was one of the nicest people I ever knew.

Joci Oki-Ogata Feb 23, 2021

Terrible news, very sorry about the loss of a great person. I only seen him a few times a year, but it was always a special time. He will be missed!

Mike Thurman , Sandy, UT, US Feb 21, 2021

Sue, I’m sorry and sad to hear about Scott. Scott and I grew up at Nibley and Forest Dell golf course. I will miss his friendship. Thanks for making Scott’s life happy.

Dru Feb 21, 2021

This completely breaks my heart, my dear condolences to all of Scott’s family and wife. He was a pure joy to be around. I started working at Home Depot around the same exact time Scott started, he had this trend, he would come to self check out and buy a king size Reese’s pull out this pocket knife and open them up and always give me one(: He will be dearly missed.

Sydni Mascarenaz , West Jordan , UT, US Feb 21, 2021

We met Scott as he started with Home Depot. I soon realized that we shared so many interests and friends. It's as if we knew each other all our lives. We shared bowling acquaintances from Price to Salt Lake City and I enjoyed Scott's comments about which Japanese restaurants were worth visiting. My son David had the pleasure of Scott's friendship as well as he is on the service desk at the same store.

I had been waiting for a phone call from Scott to discuss some old cameras he'd found at his uncles house. We'll talk about them someday. So long, Scott

Ron, David, and Lisa Webb , West Jordan, UT, US Feb 20, 2021

Very sorry to hear about Scott. May the Lord send you blessings and comfort all of you during this time.

Dee Anna Ito Elmer and James Elmer

Dee Anna Ito Feb 19, 2021

Scott, you were an amazing inspiration to many I’m sure. I have many fond bowling memories of you, Rory, Danny, Stan, and my dad Nish having fun together throwing strikes at Junction lanes through the years; in what seems like not long ago.

My sincere condolences go out Scott’s family and friends.

Rest In Peace buddy!

Payton Nishikawa

Payton Nishikawa , Herriman, UT, US Feb 19, 2021

This breaks my heart in so many pieces. My deepest condolences go to his wife and family. I am truly sorry for the loss of Scott a true friend to us all. He will be deeply missed.

Rita Perez , West valley, UT, US Feb 19, 2021