SORAKUBO, William Teruo (80) Passed away July, 1, 2011. He is survived by daughters, Stephanie (Frank) Davis of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Leigh (Mark) Dehaan of RPV, CA, and was preceded in death by his wife Alice. Born and raised in Honolulu, HI, William left Hawaii to serve in the Armed Forces. After his discharge, he settled in Los Angeles, CA to pursue his education. He attended UCLA where he received his BA degree in Music. While attending college, he met and married his wife Alice. After graduating, he began a long and satisfying career with the Federal Government. Music remained a lifelong love and hobby. He has been a resident of Torrance, CA for the last 40 years. Services will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, CA at 2pm on Friday, July 8, 2011. William will then begin his final journey back to his beloved Hawaii where he will be laid to rest alongside his wife Alice, at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe, Hawaii.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from July 5 to July 6, 2011