A private memorial service for Kinichi “Ken” Watanabe, 82 year-old, Los Angeles-born Nisei, who passed away on December 29, 2016 in Torrance, was held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Gardena Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Daniel Matsuda officiating.
He is survived by his wife, Tamiko Watanabe; children, Dianne (Rod) Shiozaki and Curtis (Debbie) and Larry (Anna) Watanabe; step-son, Paul Hiraoka; grandchildren, Tori, Jordan, Evan, Brandon, Justin, Benton and Tyler; brothers, Kinjiro (Ruby) and Bill Yosh (Ruth) Watanabe; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives in the U.S. and Japan.
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