A private funeral service for Shoji Yamada, 84-year-old, Kingsburg, Calif.-born Nisei, World War II Veteran, passed away on Dec. 3, 2011 in Torrance was held on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 at Gardena Buddhist Church with Rev. Marvin Harada from Orange County Buddhist Church officiating. (213) 749-1449 www.kubotanikkeimortuary.com
He is survived by his children, Kimi Yamada and Karen (Glenn) Murakami; grand children, Derek and Kyle Murakami; brothers, Yoshito (Alice), Hidemi (Ellen), and Suyenori (Toni) Yamada; sister-in-law, Michi Ishii; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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