Shinichi “Ben” Kitahata passed away on March 5, 2010 in Culver City at the
age of 82. He was born on Aug. 27, 1927 in Dinuba, Calif. Ben was preceded
in death by his loving
Wife of 45 years, Lily Kitahata. He is survived by his children, Bonnie
Kitahata, Steve Kitahata and Debbie Taeubel; by his beloved companion,
Joyce Tawa; his grandsons, Matthew and Ben Taeubel; and his sisters, Tomi
Tanaka, Sumi Hadley Ujimori, and Aiko Matsuno. Visitation will be held on
Thursday, March 11 from 3 until 8 p.m. at Green Hills Mortuary (310)
831-0311. Funeral services will be Friday, March 12 at 11 a.m. in the
mortuary chapel, with interment to follow in Green Hills Memorial Park.

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