Mrs. Eleanor “Ellie” Minami, 82, New York City-born native, resident of West Hills, Calif., passed away on Sept. 24, 2015.
She is survived by her loving family: husband, Manabu Minami; daughter, Laura (Zladdy Paksec) Minami of Australia; son, Michael (Rika) Minami; grandchildren, Kelsey (Gerald) Veltkamp and Caitlin Fife, both of Australia, Tyler and Caden Minami; sisters-in-law, Shigeko Yoshimura of Chicago, Kim Minami of Los Angeles and Veronica Waka of New York; also survived by many nieces, nephews and relatives.
Celebration of life was held at the Japanese American National Museum on Monday, October 19, 2015. The family requests that in lieu of flowers please make donations to the Japanese American National Museum, (213) 626-0441