Frank Masaru Tokirio passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on Nov. 9, 2015. Frank was an Auburn, Wash.-born Nisei and WWII veteran who served in the U.S. Military Intelligence Service. He then married and settled in the Venice/Culver City area to raise his family. Frank had a daily morning ritual of walking over 10,000 steps. He worked for over 25 years as an analytical chemist for the City of Los Angeles. After retiring, he moved up to Alameda, Calif., where he continued his daily walks.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Sachiko Ruth; sister, Hisa Sue Miyake; daughter, Kathy (Mike) Leong; son, Carey (Vicki) Tokirio; grandchildren, Erin (Sunny) Leong-Chan, Misha (Sebastien) Leong-Renaudin, Erica and Toni Tokirio; and great-grandson, Masden Chan.
We will all carry his broad smile, positive attitude and great sense of humor in our hearts always.
Memorial service will be held at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at 10 a.m.