Dr. Kenneth Yamanaka's life was celebrated by over 500 standing room only admirers of the popular community figure.
The event held at Descanso Gardens saw members from his dental practice as well as community leaders and everyday supporters whose lives he had touched. Glowing tributes were given by many speakers and family members.
The program was hosted by longtime friend and fellow Kiwanian Dr. Fred Harris. Members of the Kiwanis Club of South Pasadena had a large contingent of members on hand. The tribute concluded with a slideshow, and supporters speaking of their memories with Dr Ken.