Fumio Frank Nakama
February 3, 1933 – October 13, 2017
Fumio Nakama, 84-year-old Kagoshima, Japan-born resident of the San Fernando Valley, peacefully passed
away at home on October 13, 2017. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Kazuko Kay, and his sons, John, Steve and Paul; daughter-in-law Michelle, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives both here in the U.S. and in Japan.
After immigrating to the U.S. (1955), he fulfilled work obligations in the Salt Lake City area (1955-57),
afterwards he enlisted in the US Army (1957-59) and after his honorable discharge relocated to Los Angeles. It was in 1961 that he met Kazuko and married after a courtship of one month. This has lead to a union of 56 years. He was an active member of the following organizations: Nanka Kagoshima Kenjinkai, Kenjinkai Kyogikai, San Fernando Valley Japanese School, and the San Fernando Valley Japanese-American Community Center, and the SFV Meiji Club. He also enjoyed being a member of various local bowling leagues with Kazuko for decades.
He will be cherished forever as a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. And to his sons an example of what it takes to be an exemplary father.
A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held on October 22, 2017 at 10 am at Eternal Valley in Newhall, California.