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Tsutomu Ota

Tsutomu Ota, 72, born in Yamagata, Japan, passed peacefully at his home in Monterey Park, surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. He was the owner of Modern Marketing, a business which he and his wife continued after Modern Food Market (1946-1996) located in Little Tokyo. Tsutomu enjoyed golfing, gardening, watching sports, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Marina Ota; children, James (Robyn), Seika and Jaimie Ota; granddaughter, Emi Ota; and mother-in-law, Yoshiko Watamura. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives here in the U.S. and in Japan.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2 p.m. at Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 815 E. First St. in Los Angeles.

www.fukuimortuary.com (213) 626-0441