Ike Tasuke Hatchimonji, a 90-year-old El Centro, Calif.-born Nisei resident of Torrance and former internee of Heart Mountain relocation camp during World War II, passed away on Jan. 17, 2018. He was a longtime volunteer docent at the Japanese American National Museum who honorably served his country in the U.S. Army and as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Ike is survived by his beloved wife, Ruth; children, Alan (Souzan) Hatchimonji of Connecticut, James (Rachel) Hatchimonji and Susan (Jim) Gates; grandchildren, Justin (Danielle) Hatchimoji of Pennsylvania, Abigail Hatchimonji, Grant Hatchimonji of Massachusetts, Kelly Gates, Kenji and Emi Hatchimonji; great-grandson, Evan Hatchimonji; brother, Mike (Grace) Hatchimonji. Also survived by many other relatives.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Casual attire please. In lieu of flowers or koden, the family requests that donations be made to the Japanese American National Museum, (213) 625-0414 www.janm.org
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