Mariko Alyce Wada
February 12, 1925 – January 11, 2020
Mariko Wada passed away peacefully at age 94. She grew up in Los Angeles and attended Polytechnic High School. However, Mariko and her family were incarcerated at Amache in Granada, CO during WW II and she graduated from high school there.
She went on to become a proud RN, having earned her nursing degree at the University of California, San Francisco in 1949. An accomplished pianist and organist, she played the organ at church for 60 years. She loved to cook, shop and watch sports, especially the Dodgers.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Frank. She is survived by daughters Nancy (Brett McKee) Wada-McKee and Pattie (Roland) Hazama, and son Jon (Sharon) Wada; grandchildren Brendan, Patrick (Cayley English), and Dylan McKee, Kerri (Josh) Rider, Kristi Hazama, Matt (Liz), Michael, and Timmy Wada; great grandchildren Manu English, Kenji McKee, Luke and Emi Rider.
Services on Saturday, January 25th, 11:00 a.m. at Crossway Church, 9610 Haddon Ave., Pacoima. Casual attire. Family requests flowers be omitted.
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