August 14, 1925 ~ April 10, 2009
Louis Toshiro Wakuzawa, a 54 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2009 in Torrance. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Louis was 83 when he died.
Louis had served in the Army and was stationed in the Island of Guam. His squadron took first place in the drill and marching exercise held at the base. A moment in time he and his squadron were very proud. Their goal was "Let's do this for theSargent".
Louis was actively involved in the Cub Scout and Boy Scouts of America. He served as Treasurer, Transportation Director and Assistant Scout Master. He also was Chief Editor for Boy Scouts Harbor District monthly newspaper "Harbor News and Views".
Dad loved music and he played his war time Martin Ukulele at events and family gatherings. Dad new a lot of old Hawaiian songs and the words to the many classic songs of his generation.
He loved reading about great leaders and had great respect for Abraham Lincoln, Generals Mac Arthur, Patton and Bradley. He had high respect for President J. F. Kennedy.
Dad loved reading poetry from those of Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson and others. He had a memory for famous poetry lines that helped identify who he was and how he envisioned his life to be molded from.
Dad loved to play golf and was a caddy for professional golfers in Hawaii during his youth.
Louis is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mae K. Wakuzawa of Torrance, CA; daughter, Lisa Fukumoto of Placentia, CA; son, Eric (Sharon) Wakuzawa of Torrance, CA; brother, Tadao (Dora) Wakuzawa, brother, Haruo (Lillian) Wakuzawa, sister, Grace Shimokawa, brother, Kenji Wakuzawa, sister-in-law, Clara Wakuzawa, all reside in Hawaii; 5 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Shogoro and Han Ono Wakuzawa; his brother, Richard Wakuzawa; his sister, Florence Kaminaka; and Sister-in-Law Harriet Wakuzawa.
A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Wednesday April 15, 2009 from 11-12am. The Service will be held at 11am, followed by a Reception in the Lighthouse Room. Inturnment will take place at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society .
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