YUGUCHI, Irene Aiko (92) passed away on Saturday June 23, 2012. Born November 17, 1919 in Riverside, California, the last surviving and seventh of eight children of Kiku Imamura and Tameki Yonemura. Married to Victor Hada who was killed in action while serving with the 442 RCT during WWII, she later married Satoshi Cy Yuguchi in 1948 after completing her bachelors degree and graduate program in physical therapy at UCLA and became a licensed Physical Therapist in California. She enjoyed a life hosting and preparing dinner and pool parties, traveling often, volunteering in the community and church, and spending time with close friends and family. She is survived by her children, David Lewis Yuguchi and Janie Ellen Yuguchi Gates; grandchildren Katherine Aiko and Kelsey Kiku Alexandra Gates and Emily Claire Yuguchi. Also survived by many other relatives. Funeral services were held privately at Hollenbeck Palms Chapel. www.fukuimortuary.com (213) 626-0441
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Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 6, 2012