First General Authority of Japanese descent dies

Elder Adney Yoshio Komatsu, who served in the First Quorum of the Seventy from 1976-1993, died in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Feb. 23. He was 87.

Elder Komatsu was born Aug. 2, 1923, in Honolulu to Jizaemon and Misao Komatsu, who had come from Japan to live in Hawaii. In 1941, at age 17, Adney Komatsu joined the Church after being raised in the Buddhist faith.

He served in many capacities in the Church, including branch president, stake clerk, high councilor and bishop.

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