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Robert Asaka "Auski" Tamura

Robert Asaka "Auski" Tamura, born in Hawthorne in 1923, passed away peacefully on May 9. Robert graduated as a top athlete from Leuzinger High School and attended Chouinard Art Institute before his family was relocated to an internment camp in 1942 to Rowher, AK during WWII. Robert served his country in the U.S. Military Intelligence Service occupied Japan (1944-6). After his discharge, he used the GI bill to attend Art Center College of Design. He was a successful freelance illustrator in NY and San Francisco. Robert moved his family to Torrance in 1977 where he worked at Mattel Toys as a Designer and Sr. Art Director until he retired in 1988. He is survived by his wife Mary, son David, daughter Barbara, granddaughters Evan and Alex. A public memorial will be held May 24th, 11am at Faith United Methodist Church, 2115 West 182nd Street, Torrance, CA. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on May 18, 2014
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