Kazuto Taketa, 98-year-old Los Angeles-born veteran, passed away on April 17, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Yoshiko; sisters Grace Yumae, Jane Summers; and brother, Michio Araki; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services to be held on Friday, April 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary in Santa Maria, Calif. Burial will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Park in Los Angeles.