Mitsuji Okada, 83, born in Manchuria on Jan. 21, 1933, passed away on May 21, 2016. Long-time owner of Kinokuni Okashi in Los Angeles and Crenshaw Karate Dojo sensei in Los Angeles. He was very social and liked by many. He will be greatly missed by everyone. Resident of Whittier. Services were held on June 4, 2016 at Gedatsu Church South San Gabriel.
He is survived by his wife, Muriel Minaye Okada, and daughter, Janet Yuki Hirayama; grandchildren, Carolann Kiyoko Hirayama, Kent Koji Hirayama, Kai Mamoru Hirayama, Kyle Mitsuji Hirayama, Kady Kimiko Hirayama, and Kayla Reiko Hirayama; and many relatives in Japan