Komatsu, Warren Genichi
Warren Genichi Komatsu, 78, of Tempe, Arizona, formerly of Laveen, Arizona, passed away on January 7, 2016. He was born in San Francisco, California on January 8, 1937. He attended Lowell High School and San Francisco City College. He received a Bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University. He was married to Diane Ong on March 13, 1976. Warren was retired from his mobile catering business. He also worked in real estate and previously co-owned Jigoku, a nightclub in San Francisco Japantown. He was active with the Japanese American Citizens League Arizona Chapter, Sandwich Isle Ukulele Band Club, Scottsdale Strummers, Laveen Lions Club, Desert Cross Community Church (formerly Phoenix Japanese Free Methodist Church) and Lau Kanaka No Hawai'i Hawaiian Civic Club of Arizona. He had a passion for music and singing. He performed regularly at the Arizona Aloha Festival, Friendship Village Memory Care Center and for various other organizations and friends. He is survived by his daughters Michelle and Lauren, mother-in-law Billie Ong, brother-in-law Gary (Jeannie) Ong and various cousins. He was predeceased by his father George Kazuo and his mother Yone. His beloved wife, Diane, passed away in 2012. Visitation will be held from 5:00pm-8:00pm on January 22, 2016 at A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary, 710 W. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013. The celebration of life service will be held on January 23, 2016 at 10am at Bethany Bible Church, 6060 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85013. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Japanese American Citizens League Arizona Chapter or Sandwich Isle Ukulele Band Club. www.ALMoore-Grimshaw.com
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Published by The Arizona Republic from Jan. 17 to Jan. 20, 2016.