Marie Meriko Uyemura (84) passed away on March 8, 2011. Born in Harbor City, Calif., and a longtime resident of Gardena, Marie and her husband, Tad, owned the Nisei Oriental Gift Shop in Gardena for over 40 years.
Marie is survived by her loving husband, Tad Torao; son, Chris S. (Katie) Uyemura; daughter, Cindy M. Tsukamoto; grandchildren, Ryan Uyemura, Tracy and Eric Tsukamoto; sister, Margaret Misao Nakano; nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. at Gardena Buddhist Church, 1517 West 166th St., Gardena, 90247. (213) 626-0441

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