Sige-Yuki Kuroda, Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Linguistics at UCSD, died in La Jolla, California, on February 25, 2009, after a long illness. Known almost universally as Yuki, Kuroda was the father of modern Japanese linguistics. He is survived by his wife, Susan Fischer, and by three brothers and other family members in Japan. He also leaves hundreds of friends, colleagues, and former students who admired him for his deep intellect and loved him for his gentle kindness. Two awards have been created to honor Kuroda: the Kuroda Prize and the Kuroda LSA Student Fellowship.