Ray Yamada (85) peacefully passed away at home on May 13, 2015 after a three-year battle with cancer. Predeceased in 2013 by his beloved wife of 57 years, Tomi. Ray is survived by daughter, Susan (Dennis) Ogawa; granddaughters, Lyndsay and Carina; also sisters, Uki Okuma, Shiz Hashimoto, Rose Yamasaki; and many nieces and nephews. Ray’s Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Anaheim Free Methodist Church, 1001 North Mayflower Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92801; (714) 827-0782. In Ray’s memory, the family requests no flowers and casual attire. Private burial was held previously at Rose Hills Memorial Park.