Toyoko Yamagata

Toyoko Yamagata

Funeral service for Toyoko Yamagata, 92, a Los Angeles-born Sansei, who passed away on Jan. 7 at the Bright Days Home in Torrance, was held on Saturday, Feb. 21, with Rimban William Briones of Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple officiating.

Predeceased by her husband Sakuo, who passed away on Feb. 10, 1996, she is survived by her sons, Ken (Kathy), Don (Anna) and Mark Yamagata; daughters, Naomi (Vince) Varsh and Hiromi (Tom Nishimura) Yamagata; 6 grandchildren; sister, Patricia Naoko Kurokawa; sister-in-law, Kay “Kaz” Nagasaki; and many nieces and nephews.

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