Isamu “Sam” Hirahara, 82-year-old Watsonville CA born resident of South Pasadena, CA, passed away peacefully in his residence after a prolonged illness on Wed., January 18, 2012 after a prolonged illness. He is survived by his wife, Mayumi “May” Hirahara; daughter, Naomi (Wes Fukuchi); son, James (Sara) Hirahara; and grandson, Rowan Hirahara; also survived by nephews, nieces and other relatives here and in Japan.
A private memorial service was held on Jan. 28 at Fukui Mortuary with Pastor Arnold Doi of New Life Christian Church officiating.