Private funeral services for the late Mr. George Ito, 89 year-old resident of Gardena who passed away on November 12, 2017, were held on December 16 at Green Hills Memorial Park. The services were officiated by Rev. John Iwohara of Gardena Buddhist Church.
George was born in Glendale, CA and raised near Hiroshima, Japan during WWII. He came to the U.S. in his early twenties, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war, met and married Toyoko his wife of over 55 years and ran his own successful sign business, Nisei Signs, in Gardena.
He is survived by his son, Raymond Ito; daughter, Elsie (Rod) Nakamoto; grandchildren, Brynn, Scott, and Emily; sister, Masako Inouye of Japan; and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and his favorite dog Leo. He was preceded in death by his lovely wife. George’s kindness, generosity and positive outlook will be greatly missed but his legacy will certainly continue to live on.