Katsumi Hokoda

Katsumi Hokoda-a Fresno, Calif.-born Nisei, U.S. Army veteran and longtime commercial artist for movie studios and other companies including Mattel-passed away on Dec. 24, 2013, at age 86 in Poway, Calif. A private funeral service was held on Jan. 18, 2014, at Senshin Buddhist Temple. (213) 749-1449 www.kubotanikkeimortuary.com

He is predeceased by his son Wade Hokoda and survived by his wife, Mary Hokoda of San Diego; children Mark Hokoda of New York and Audrey (Christopher) Marx of San Diego; grandchildren Laura and Kevin Marx of San Diego; sister Teruko Tamaru; sisters-in-law Margaret Hokoda and Yoshie Sakamoto; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.