June 24, 1924-Nov. 21, 2019
Kiyoshi “Kiyo” Arata, a resident of Huntington Beach, passed away peacefully at the age of 95. He was born and raised in Fresno. During World War II he served in the Army’s 740th Tank Battalion in Europe. He worked for 25 years at McDonnell Douglas. He enjoyed attending family events, travel, and he continued his regimen of lifting weights and working out daily til the age of 94. He was preceded in death by his parents Goichi and Fude Arata and siblings Eva Nakamura, Fusaye Nakamoto, Masaye Nagatani, Takeko Nakashima and Joe Arata. He is survived by many nieces and nephews.
There will be a private interment. For anyone interested in making a charitable contribution in Kiyo’s memory, the family requests that donations be made to the Japanese American National Museum (JANM)
in Los Angeles.