Funeral service for the late Ben Yoshio Hiraga, 90-year-old, Florin, Calif.-born resident of Gardena, WWII veteran, Congressional Gold Medal recipient who served with 442nd RCT, passed away on Feb. 3, 2016, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13, 12 p.m. at Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 1050 W. 163rd St., Gardena.
He is survived by loving children, Joseph (Naomi) Hiraga, Patricia Heineman, Su (Luis) Rodriguez, David Hiraga and Donna (Richard) Takaki; 7 grandchildren; 3great-grandchildren; sisters, Alice Inouye, Louise (Noboru) Itami; brother, George (Kerry) Hiraga; he is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and other relatives. (213) 626-0441