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Laurence Iwao Yamagata, age 85, Kingsburg, CA, born Nisei, resident of Los Angeles, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2014 at his home.

He is survived by his loving family: wife, Diane; daughter, Lauren; sister Mary (Joe) Sumida; nephews Dale and Ronald Sumida and other relatives. A celebration of his life at West Los Angeles United Methodist Church, 1913 Purdue Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 479-1379, with Rev. Gary Oba officiating. Donations may be made to West Los Angeles United Methodist Church or to Heifer Project International, a charity he supported and participated in as a young adult.