Akio Sawada passed away on Aug. 2, 2015 at the age of 85. He was born on Sept. 18, 1929 in California, had been a long-time resident of Gardena, and served proudly in the United States Army for 24 years. Akio is survived by his beloved sons: Danny (Yoshimi) Sawada, Johnny (Ruth) Sawada, David Sawada; grandchildren: Matthew Sawada, Jonathan Sawada, Rachel Sawada, David Sawada, Jennifer Sawada, Jason Sawada; and siblings: Alex (Sachiko) Sawada and Ruiko Hanano. Service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Green Hills Memorial Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, followed by interment.

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