Sadao “Sam” Kajikawa

Born May 29, 1919 in El Nido (Redondo Beach), California to father Goichi and mother Kinuyo. Passed away on December 7, 2018 in Torrance, California. Predeceased by beloved wife of 72 years, Sumiye “Minnie” Kajikawa. Survived by children: Akemi (Frank) Giovinazzo, Norman (Barbara) Kajikawa, and Frances (Harry) Fleming; grandchildren: Nicole Giovinazzo, Courtney (Brandon) Oshiro, Kristen Kajikawa, Matthew Kajikawa, Allison Kajikawa, Isabella Kajikawa, and Nicholas Wong; great-grandchildren: Lauren Stowe, Camden Bendik, Hailey Bendik, Alexandra Bendik, and Jace Kajikawa; brother: Tadashi Kajikawa; sister: Chieko Matsuo; sister-in-law: Florence Kajikawa; brother-in-law: Ben Yamamoto.

Public traditional service will be held on December 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Gardena Buddhist Church, 1517 W. 166th St., Gardena, CA 90247.

A special thank you to Junko, Shoko, Reiko, Makiko and Ikuyo of Holly Services for their compassionate care these last few months. And a thank you to Oscar Hernandez for many years of friendship.

The family is comforted in knowing that he is now with our mother, his beloved wife. (213) 626-0441