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George Akira Takaya


1920 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
George Akira Takaya Obituary
March 6, 1920 - December 4, 2015 George Akira Takaya, 95, passed away peacefully on December 4th 2015 at his home in Oxnard, California under hospice care. George served many years as an ordained minister of the Free Methodist conference, a licensed landscape contractor and nursery owner in his bi-vocational career. He was predeceased by siblings, June (Takaya) Tsutsui, Mary (Takaya) Tani and Roy Takaya. His is survived by his wife Mitsuko Takaya of 69 years, son Steve (Betty Ann) Takaya, and daughter Lois (Joe) Cummings; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; siblings Smitty (Nancy) Takaya, Mei (Shiro) Nakano, Bessie (Shig) Kawamura and Jay Takaya, and many nieces, nephews and relatives. Soon after George's passing, his son Timothy passed away from non-Hodgkin lymphoma on December 12, 2015. A memorial celebration of George's life and that of his son Timothy, will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo followed by a luncheon reception. Casual attire. Private interment will take place at a later date.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 22 to Jan. 24, 2016
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