Archie Nakamoto went home to the Lord at the age of 81, on December 24, 2009 after a courageous battle with a lengthy illness. He was a Pahala, Hawaii-born resident of Redondo Beach, CA. Archie served in the Army during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged, he became an entrepreneur in the business world. Archie was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will always remain in our hearts. He is survived by his loving wife, Sachi; children, Jay (Geri) Nakamoto, Kim (Francis) Buckley; grandchildren, Kailie, Rachel, Dana, Sean, R.C., and Livia and many relatives in Hawaii. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend memorial services on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 2:30 p.m., Rice Mortuary, Torrance, CA 90503, 310-792-7599, casual attire and no flowers please.

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  1. Dear Sachi, Kimi, Jay and the rest of the ‘Ohana…. I loved Archie very much. He was always the jolly/grumpy old man that i loved working with. Not only was he my boss, but he was a great friend and “grandpa”… Danny, the girls, and i truly appreciate everything he has done! I still cant believe he is gone… Now, i cant go into the office and say , “Whats up Old Man”! He is definitely in a better place now… Our prayers go out to you all… We love you and are always here for you! “Meke Aloha Pau Ole A Hui Hou”…. ~With everlasting love till we meet again~

  2. Dear Sachi, Jay and Kimi I am sorry to hear about the passing of Archie (Husband, Father and Grandpa). I am sure he will be truly missed by you and his grandchildren. I will forever hear his voice and especially his laugh. He might have been a grouch and grumpy at times, but he was such a good man, that is a(the) trait that made him the man that he was. For that, i will miss him. Take Care with many hugs, Bo Casillas

  3. Deepest condolenses, I knew Archie when he ran Archie Nakamoto Service Station on Redondo Beach Blvd. Then he ran a service station across the street from Peary Jr. Hi. Then he was in the wig business. This was over 30+ years ago. I haven’t seen him in years, but I remember the good old days in Gardena and I gassed up all my cars at Archie’s. I do not know if Archie knew my good friend fron Pahala, Joey Mizuguchi, who passed away New Years Day 3 years ago. R.I.P. Archie

  4. Dear Sachi, We just learned of Archie’s passing and we are very sorry. We have considered him a close friend for 25 years. We thought very highly of him and so do our children. We will miss him! Bruce, Teresa, Brad & Sara

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