March 25, 1990 ~ March 8, 2008
Andrew Patrick Sakura, aged 17, died from injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Saturday, March 8th 2008 in Torrance, California. Andrew was born at Kaiser Hospital in Harbor City, California on March 25, 1990 to Karen and Bruce Sakura of Rancho Palos Verdes. He attended Town & Country Preschool, Silver Spur Elementary School, Palos Verdes Intermediate School and would have graduated from Palos Verdes High School in June. After graduation he was accepted to and planned to attend Santa Clara University, where he was interested in pre-medicine.
Andrew was full of life, and loved many people, things, and activities. He played soccer from age 5 and played at all levels from AYSO to club and varsity high school soccer. He loved his Mustang car and Ducati motorcycle. He enjoyed dirt bike riding, trap shooting, playing Airsoft and Playstation. He was an acolyte at his church for 5 years, and had been active in their youth LOGOS program. But above all he enjoyed being with his friends and family.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, March 18 at Rice Mortuary from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Rice is located at 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19 at Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw Blvd., (at Palos Verdes Dr. North) Rolling Hills Estates. Please consider carpooling since parking at the church may be limited. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery and a reception will be held at Palos Verdes High School immediately following interment.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Palos Verdes High School Track and Field Project. Checks may be made payable to Sea King Capital Project and mailed to Sea King Capital Project, Andrew Sakura Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 818, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274.
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