Kobata, Sumiko M.
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April 23, 1927 - February 13, 2013
Born on Terminal Island, Ca. and passed away in Long Beach, Ca. at the age of 85. Sumiko was a loving wife and dedicated mother and grandmother. She kept her family history alive by sharing stories of her time growing up on Terminal Island, being in the Internment Camp at Manzanar, Ca. during WWII where she graduated High School and worked as a bookkeeper, and her return to Long Beach. She is survived by her husband, Steve Kobata, her children Robert (Shulamite) Kobata, Joyce (Chi Kit) Cheung, and Daniel (Esther) Kobata, her brother Yosh (Jane) Masuda, and her grandchildren Stephen Kobata, Tori Kobata and Danielle Kobata.
Memorial and burial services will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at 11:00 am at Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 S. Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca.
Green Hills Mortuary & Memorial Chapel
27501 South Western Avenue
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 23, 2013