Mike Yasuo Hirata

A funeral service for Mike Yasuo Hirata, 72-year-old, Fukuoka, Japan-born Issei, who passed away on April 6, 2011 in Gardena, will be held on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Gardena Buddhist Church, 1517 W. 166th St., Gardena. (213) 749-1449 www.kubotanikkeimortuary.com
He is survived by his wife, Keiko Hirata; daughters, Mihoko (Frank) Kawakami and Grace Izumi (Satoru) Yoshikawa; grandchildren, Manami and Takayoshi Kawakami; siblings, Aiko Tanaka, Mitsuo (Wakae) Hirata and Mutsuko (Fumikiyo) Kumagai, all of Japan; father-in-law, Naoshi (Ritsuko) Suefusa; cousins, Takashi (Kayoko) Takasaki and Kiyoko (Tsuneo) Tan; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was well-known as the owner of Hirata Camera in Gardena.