Private funeral service for the late Richard Nobuo Kuruma, 70-year-old East Los Angeles-born Sansei, who passed away on Dec. 31, 2010 was held on Jan. 6, 2011 at his home in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
He is survived by his wife, Lee Kuruma; son Russell (Marlys) Kuruma and family; daughter Allison (Gary) Kayano; brother Harry (Carole) Kuruma; also survived by many other relatives.

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  1. Richard and I served together in Imperial Beach CA 1959, Karamersel Turkey 1960-61, and in Cuba 1961. I can truly say, “one of my favorite people to have known.”