George Hitoshi Hatanaka, 90 years old, born on Jan. 9, 1930 in Los Angeles, lived in Los Angeles for over 67 years. He passed away peacefully on May 16, 2020, at the Beverly Hills Carmel Assisted Living of a heart problem.

He is survived by his wife, Edith Aiko; brother Kyoji (Mieko) Hatanaka; nieces Eileen Eiko Asato, Jeanette Nagai; nephews Steve (Asami) Hatanaka and Mark (Maya) Hatanaka; sister-in-law Jane Meifu; brother-in-law Alvin Hashimoto; nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews in the U.S. and nieces and nephews in Japan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Mary Kuniyo Higashi and brother Hiroshi Hatanaka (Japan).