A funeral service for Masatsugu Tawa, 96-year-old, Los Angeles-born Nisei, who passed away on Aug. 7, 2016 in Gardena, will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Cerritos Baptist Church, 11947 Del Amo Blvd., Cerritos.
He is survived by his wife, Kiyoko Tawa; sons, Ron (Suzi), Gary (Valerie), and Brian Tawa; grandchildren, Melissa, Brianna, Timothy, Nicholas (Michelle), Jonathan, and Joshua; great-grandchildren, Mika and Cianna Tawa; sisters-in-law, Nellie Ishibashi, Kazuko Shimane, Keiko (Shiro) Ono, Helene Shimane and Chiye Shimane.
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