Masaaki Kumamoto, age 91, born in Venice, Calif., passed away April 25, 2021 in Torrance, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; sister, Michiko Kumamoto; children, Elaine (Dennis) Quinn, Virginia Norton, and Eugene (Cathy) Kumamoto; grandchildren, David, Julie, Helen, Leilani, Emily, and Regina; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Masanori Kumamoto; and children, Irene and Derek.

Masaaki was the 1957 U.S. National Judo U60kg champion and enjoyed blackjack, fishing, and Dodger baseball. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021, 9:30 a.m., at Green Hills Mortuary Chapel, 27501 S. Western Ave. in Rancho Palos Verdes.