Private funeral service for the late Sam Sadao Nakamura, 93-year-old, El Centro, Calif.-born resident of Montebello, who passed away on Jan. 19, were held on Saturday, Feb. 14, at Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple in Los Angeles.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Hatsumi Nakamura; daughter, Denise Yoshiko (Maurice Martinez) Nakamura; grandchildren, John Michael Sadao and Jane Elizabeth Akemi Martinez; great-grandson, Caleb Diaz; siblings, Truckie (Tony) Hiraoka, Eiko Kotow, and George Nakamura; he is also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The family kindly requests in lieu of koden and flowers, donations be made “In Memory of Sam Nakamura” to Keiro Nursing Home, 2221 Lincoln Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033. (213) 626-0441

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