Masaru “Mabo” Aratani

Nov. 28, 1943 – Nov. 15, 2011
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, passed away at the age of 67. Private family service was held at the Rose Hills Cemetery in Whittier on Nov. 29. Mabo is survived by his wife, Sharon; children Scott and Rikki Aratani, Kristin and Keith Shimazaki; and grandchildren Cole, Dylan, Shayne, Jaden, Kennedy and Tatum. He is also survived by his mother Toshi Aratani; brothers Takao and Masayuki; sister Keiko Akiyoshi; and many nieces and nephews. He found particular joy in family and friends, the activities of his children, woodworking and especially fly fishing.