Family service for Thomas Kinaga, 87, a San Jose born-Nisei and
resident of Palos Verdes Estates who passed away on Sept. 15 at the
Little Company of Mary was held on Saturday, Sept. 18, at Fukui
Mortuary Chapel with Rinban Noriaki Ito of Higashi Honganji Buddhist
Temple officiating.
Thomas, an original member of the 442nd RCT and preceded in death by
his brother Karl Kinaga, is survived by his wife, Rose Nomachi; son,
Robert Thomas (Sue); daughters, Mary Elizabeth (Sammy Brown) of
Arkansas and Patricia Anne (Peter Wong); 9 grandchildren and extended
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to your
favorite charity or to Pacific Film Currents, 501(c) non- profit
organization, for Pacific Film Current’s 442nd RCT educational efforts.

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