Akira Nagaoka, 91, passed away peacefully at his home in Torrance on Oct. 16, 2015. A family graveside memorial service at Green Hills Memorial Park was held privately on Nov. 27, 2015. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Kumiko Nagaoka. His kind heart and gentle smile will be greatly missed by his surviving siblings, Hisako Takeda and Atsuko Sasayama; his children, Miles (Lilian) Nagaoka and Annette (Edward) Sakurai; his grandchildren, Ellen, James, Edward, Kenton, and Nicholas; also survived by many nieces, nephews, and other relatives in Japan.