Jane Kato Porretto passed away May 15, at Little Company of Mary
Hospital in Torrance, after suffering a cerebral aneurysm. Born Dec.
8, 1956 in Gardena, California, Jane was the daughter of Tsugio and
Kazuye (Ichimachi) Kato. A lifelong resident of the South Bay, she
attended schools in San Pedro and graduated from UCLA in 1978. Jane
was proud of her 25-year association with Toyota Motor Sales in
Torrance. There, she met Loren J. Porretto and they were married at
Yosemite National Park in 1987. They have two children, Christian
(14) and Sarah (11).
She is survived by her mother, Kazuye; sister, Becky (Bob) Applegate;
brother, Calvin (Gail) Kato; sister, Mary Kato; and nephews Matthew
Kato, Chris Kato, Kenny Kato and Brian Applegate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the
Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

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