Frank Tokio Matsuura, age 88, passed away on July 13. Private funeral
service was held on Thursday, July 22 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
in Los Angeles.
Frank was born and raised in Los Angeles; he was a proud member of
Koyasan Boy Scout Troop 379 and attended UCLA, Los Angeles City
College and the University of Cincinnati before enlisting in the
U.S. Army and enrolling in the MIS language school at Fort Snelling,
Minn. After serving in the Military Intelligence Service with the
occupation forces in Japan and earning a BS degree from Sophia
University in Tokyo, Frank relocated his family to New Jersey in 1958
to pursue a career in marketing with YK Lines and Marubeni Trading
Company. Frank retired from Tekmatex in Charlotte, NC in 1987 and
moved back to his native Los Angeles.
Frank is predeceased by his brother, George Matsuura. He is survived
by his loving wife, Nobuko Mishina Matsuura; daughter, Kathleen N.
Matsuura (Aldie E.) Johnson; grandchildren, Kara Nobuko, Connor
William and Tanner Campbell Johnson; brother, Tom Matsuura; and
nieces and nephews, both here and in Japan. (213) 626-0441

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