Minoru (Mike) Maeda, 83, resident of Hacienda Heights, Calif. passed away Feb. 24. A celebration of his life will be held Friday, March 12 at Rose Hills, Sky Rose Chapel, 3888 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier, at 11 a.m. Phone: (562) 699-0921.
A viewing is scheduled Thursday, March 11 at Rose Hills BREA Mortuary, 835 S. Brea Blvd., Brea from 5 to 8 p.m. Phone: (714)482-2920. He was blessed with a long active life spending his retirement years tending his beautiful garden, many bonsai, koi pond and playing golf twice a week. He was a board member of Whittier Community Christian Church and active in the Nanka Wakayama Kenjin Kai, Esumi Sonjin Kai and Tanabe Kai. He also enjoyed many rounds of golf with the Wednesday Nikkei Group and Whittier Narrows Sr. Group. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Eiko Maeda, daughter Nancy (Doug) Kuriki and Linda (Lance) Miyatake, five granddaughters, sisters Tsuneyo Yamamoto and Takayo Nakase and many nieces and nephews.