Atsuchi (Archie) Amate, born on May 7, 1924, passed away on May 9, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Grace; daughter, Sandra; son, Jon; and brother, Mike. He has one grandchild, Kalila. He has long been active in the horticultural community for over 50 years. He was always a hard worker, quick to help, and a friend to all. He will be missed. Family and friends are welcome to the funeral service on Sunday, May 15 at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, Calif., at 3 p.m. in the Hillside chapel; reception to follow at Phlight Restaurant, 6724 Bright Ave., Whittier, Calif. There will be a private graveside service the following Monday.