Funeral service for the late Mr. Ben T. Tagami, 86-year-old Delano, Calif.-born resident of Gardena who passed away peacefully on March 5 at his residence with his family by his side, will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 10 a.m. at Gardena Valley Baptist Church, 1630 West 158th St., Gardena, 90247 with Pastor Gary Shiohama of South Bay Community Church officiating.
Ben was a WWII veteran and a member of the 100th Battalion, one of three units that was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal at a Nov. 2, 2011 ceremony in Washington, D.C.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jean K. Tagami; children, Hogan, Stewart (Joanne) Tagami, Tracy (Derek) Narimatsu and Arnold Tagami; grandchildren, Reid and Jonathan Narimatsu and Brett Tagami; brother, Roy (Janet) Tagami; sister, Rose (Kenshi) Zenimura; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives. (213) 626-0441