Hitoshi Suminaga, born Jan. 28, 1917 in Carpinteria, raised in Torrance, and a longtime Gardena resident passed away peacefully on Jan. 23. The retired grocery clerk and WWII 442nd veteran is survived by wife, Tsuma; sons, Matt and Scott; and two grandchildren. Viewing will be on Friday, 3-8 p.m. at Green Hills Mortuary. Funeral services will be on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 3 p.m. in Green Hills Memorial Chapel. No flowers and casual attire please.

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