Laurence Iwao Yamagata, 85, Kingsburg, Calif.-born Nisei, resident of Los Angeles, passed away peacefully on Nov. 20 at his home.
He is survived by his loving family: wife, Diane; daughter, Lauren; sister Mary (Joe) Sumida; nephews, Dale and Ronald Sumida and other relatives.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Nov. 29, 11 a.m. at West Los Angeles United Methodist Church, 1913 Purdue Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025, (310) 479-1379, with Rev. Gary Oba officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West Los Angeles United Methodist Church or to Heifer Project International, a charity he supported and participated in as a young adult. (213) 626-0441

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