Sakata, Charlotte Owari, a life-long resident of the South Bay, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 in Gardena. Born in Hawaii, Charlotte was 79 when she died. Charlotte is survived by her daughter Karen and her husband Derek Ashimine; daughter Sharon Kitagawa; son Aaron Kitagoawa; 9 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kiyozo and Miye Matsunaga; and by her husband Mike Sakata. The Graveside Service will be held at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach on Wednesday September 22, 2010 at 11am.

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  1. The Erosa Family would like to extend our heartfelt condolances to the family.. We are long time co-workers & friends of Charlotte and Mike’s ,though we have lost touch over the years,we have never forgotten them. Worked with both @ Von’s, attended Karen’s wedding & other functions together. We are so very sorry for your loss God bless you and your family… Respectfully, Gloria & Eddie Erosa

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