Ken "Ken-Ben" Osajima, 94, passed away peacefully July 13. He is predeceased by his daughter, Gail Hirata; siblings, Hilda Omori, Toshi Takeuchi and Nathan Osajima. He is survived by wife, Elsie Osajima; sons, Glenn (Lil) and Keith (Sara) Osajima; grandchildren, Erin (Philip) Asumbrado, Lauren (Daniel) Baird, Todd Hirata, Lindsay (Jason) Nokes and Avery Osajima; great-grandchildren, Maya and Sidney Asumbrado, Miles Baird, Grant Hirata, Chase and Whalen Nokes; sister, Setsu Fukuyama; son-in-law, Ken Hirata; Elsie's family, Amy (Raul Contreras) Uyematsu, Mary (John) Kao; grandchildren, Chris (Corinne) Tachiki, Malcolm and Valerie (Anthony Ababon) Kao; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. A "Celebration of Life" gathering will be held on Saturday, August 16, 12:00 PM at Sea Empress Seafood Restaurant, 1636 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena. Casual attire. www.fukuimortuary.com (213) 626-0441
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from July 22 to July 27, 2014