Gene Tawa, 67, passed away on May 4, 2011, surrounded by close family and friends. He is survived by his daughters, Allison Lim (Eric) and Chrissie Tawa; his siblings, Thomas (Millie), Margaret Tomiko, Richard (Angela), Louise (Jim), Setsuko and Eileen (Gordon); and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and close friends.
Funeral service was held on May 14 at 11 a.m. at Wintersburg Presbyterian Church, 2000 N. Fairview St., Santa Ana. Burial services will be private at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.