Masachika Takahashi, born on July 23, 1940 in Tokyo, Japan, passed away peacefully at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood, Calif. on April 1, 2018 at the age of 77.

He is survived by his wife, Fumiko; daughter, Keiko (Camero) Michel; sons, Youichi, Seiichi, and Ken (Liz) Takahashi; brothers, Akio and Teruchika Maruyama.

Funeral service was held on Saturday, April 21, at Fukui Mortuary “Chapel in the Garden” in Los Angeles, with Rev. Koho Takata of LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple officiating. (213) 626-0441