OBITUARY: Chiyomi Ogawa, Central Figure in ‘Six Weddings and a Dress’

By J.K. YAMAMOTO, Rafu Staff Writer Chiyomi Ogawa, whose life story was told in the exhibit and documentary “Six Weddings and a Dress,” passed away on June 10 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was 97. Born on March 9, 1924 on Terminal Island to Tomitaro and Fumi Marumoto, she was the eldest […]


Kazue Ninomoto

Kazue Ninomoto, 86, passed away in the early morning hours of June 28, 2021. She is survived by her loving family: husband, Richard; son, Chris (daughter-in-law Joi); and grandchildren, Nicole and CJ.

Ronald Masanobu Izumita

Ronald “Ron” Masanobu Izumita passed away peacefully on July 13, 2021 in Newport Beach, Calif. The family will be holding a viewing at Fukui Mortuary in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, August 5 from 10 – […]

Martin Edward Nakazawa

Martin Edward Nakazawa, 72 years old, Los Angeles-born, resident of Lomita, passed away on July 6, 2021. Martin was predeceased in death by his beloved wife, Patricia Tsuneyo Nakazawa. Martin is survived by his daughters, Kristin […]

Allan Hideki Tokunaga

A private funeral service will be held for Allan Hideki Tokunaga, 78-year-old, Manzanar, Calif.-born Sansei who passed away on July 13, 2021 in Valencia, Calif. He is survived by his siblings, Michiko Kus, May Wood, and […]

Sumiko “Sue” (Kudo) Nakasone

Sumiko “Sue” (Kudo) Nakasone passed peacefully on Monday, July 19, 2021 from natural causes. Memorial services to be arranged.  Sumiko Nakasone was born on June 1, 1925 in Los Angeles, Calif. She attended Nora Sterry Grammar […]

William Motokazu Higashida

April 16, 1956 to April 21, 2021 William Higashida passed away in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas, Nev. just before his birthday. William was a fun-loving person throughout his life. He enjoyed fishing, […]

Julia Sato Nakamura

October 31, 1929 – July 16, 2021  Julia Sato Nakamura passed away on July 16, 2021 in Torrance, CA with her son, Alan, by her side. She was the fourth of five children born in Honolulu, […]

David Toshio Nakamura

January 7, 1923 — May 4, 2021 David Nakamura, born in Los Angeles on January 7, 1923, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2021. He was 98 years old. He is survived by his loving family:  […]

Yoshiko Ojiro

August 29, 1941 – July 6, 2021 Yoshiko Ojiro, 79-year-old, Kumamoto, Japan-born, long-time resident of Los Angeles, peacefully passed away at Nikkei Senior Gardens on July 6, 2021. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Kazutoshi […]

David Nobuo Ito

David Nobuo Ito, 79 years old, Calif-born, resident of West Covina, passed away on July 17, 2021, just 2 days shy of his 80th birthday. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday. July […]


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