Hirata, Kathleen Marie, a 48 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2007. Born in Torrance, CA, Kathleen was 48 when she died. She is survived by her parents, Thomas and Lou Hirata of Torrance, CA; A brother, Daniel of Torrance, and a sister Wendy Hirata of San Pedro. We wish to thank so many people that were so kind to our daughter during her illness- especially the nurses from Little Co. of Mary Home Health care, Dorothy, Melody and Renee. We could not have made it without the wonderful help and kindness of Dr. Sawelson, Jane Hickney, Dr. Arnstein and everyone at Beach Cities Dialysis. A special thank you to her godmother, Evelyn Franco for her love and support. To all our relatives, friends and neighbors a big thank you, A gathering of family & friends will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Thursday evening, January 18, 2007, with Vigil services at 7:00 pm at the White & Day Colonial Mortruary in Redondo Beach, CA. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday the 19th at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Torrance. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA.

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