Aoki, (Marlene) Fumiko, a 54 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2009, in Torrance at the age of 74. Born and raised in Lahaina, HI, she married Stanley Aoki in 1954, then moved to Southern California, making Torrance their final residence. Marlene volunteered and worked for Torrance Unified School District for approximately 35 years. She had a passion to help others and her generosity was endless. Many friends and family members have benefited from her acts of kindness and this continued through the end of her life. Marlene is survived by two sons, Wilton (Kathleen Neeck) Aoki and Jason (Maria) Aoki, two daughters, Shari Aoki and Norine Aoki, two granddaughters, Briana Aoki and Andrea Lozano. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Aoki, in 1999. A memorial service will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Saturday, February 21, 2009, at 10:00 A.M. A reception will follow in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. Marlene's family welcomes your presence and please feel comfortable to dress casually. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org) in her honor.

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  1. Dear Aoki Family, I was so sorry to hear of Marlene’s passing. When I started teaching at Fern, Marlene was my first classroom aide. She taught me so much and offered so much help through her years at Fern. Unfortunately, I will be out of town on Saturday, but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

  2. Wilton and Aoki Family We were very sorry to read in the paper about the loss of your Mother. Our prays go out to you and the family,not knowing your Mother but knowing your Father Stan, we know she must have been a wonderful person as your Dad was. take care Phil and Sandi Vincent

  3. Dear Family, Marlene will be greatly missed. Her kindness and humor will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely,

  4. Dear Norine & Family; “Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother.” Jane Welsh Carlyle Sending our love, Thinh.Jos.Mat.Jacob

  5. Dear Norine, Ron and I share in your sadness and loss of your Mom. While losing someone close and special is very difficult, always look to the good memories and times that you shared. We send our sincerest condolences and prayers for your comfort.

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