Akira Hirahara

A funeral service for Akira Hirahara, 88-year-old, Madera, Calif.-born Nisei, World War II veteran, who passed away on Aug. 31, 2010 in Montebello will be held on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 815 East First Street, LA, CA.  (213) 749-1449 www.kubotanikkeimortuary.com

He is survived by his wife, Kikuno Hirahara; son, Grant (Teresa) Hirahara; grandchildren, Caitlyn and Bradford Hirahara; sisters, Fusae Masukawa, Fumiko Akutagawa, and Yoshiko Eddow; brothers-in-law, Ted (Alice) and Shigeru (Ann) Hamachi; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives.