Memorial service for the late Robert S. Ichikawa, 86-year-old, Fresno, Calif.-born resident of Torrance, who passed away on July 4, 2011, will be held on Saturday, July 16, 11 a.m. at Gardena Valley Baptist Church, 1630 W. 158th St., Gardena.
He is survived by his wife, Christie; children, Robert D. (Sally A.), Ross A., and Laura A. Ichikawa; 3 granchildren; siblings, Sam, Maharu, Sueharu, Fred Ichikawa, and Frieda (Tom) Kumai; he is also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives. He volunteered for the Army from Amache, Colo., when he was 18 and became a proud member of “E Co.” 442nd RCT. He was wounded several times during battles in Italy and France.
The family kindly requests casual attire and in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his memory to the Go For Broke National Education Center, 367 Van Ness Way, Suite 611, Torrance, Calif. 90501 213-626-0441.