Ayako Nakatani

A funeral service for Ayako Nakatani, 96-year-old, South Gate, Calif.- born Nisei, who passed away on Sept. 3, 2013 in Torrance, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Gardena Buddhist Church, 1517 W. 166th St., Gardena. (213) 749-1449 www.kubotanikkeimortuary.com
She is survived by her sons, David (Lily) and Dennis Nakatani; grandchildren, Cynthia Nakatani (Niels Thomsen), Sharon Nakatani (James Goddard, Dennis, Jr., Candace Van Buren and Michael; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mitzi Okazaki and Fusako (James) Morita; sister-in-law, Eileen Takemoto; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives.