Masako Kawata

A funeral service for Masako Kawata, 85-year-old, Fresno, Calif.-born Nisei, who passed away on Dec. 31, 2012 in Rancho Santa Margarita, will be held on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Orange County Buddhist Church, 909 S. Dale St., Anaheim. Family requests that flowers be omitted.
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She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Chuck) McDonald; brother, Ben (Helen) Nakahara; brother-in-law, Sam (Esther) Kawata; sister-in-law, Mary Tanabe; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives.