February 14, 1919–September 15, 2012
Skip peacefully passed away with many family members at his side. He was born in Brawley, California. He is survived by Kay, his wife of 69 years, Sisters Mary Nakamura and Setsuko Hayashida; sons Richard (Sue), Jerry (Donna), Jon (Debbie) and daughter Aletha (Ron Watanabe); 7 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren. He was a preceded in death by a brother ‘Baby Sato’; Sister Teiko Iwo and Louise Ogawa.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 23rd at 3:00 pm at San Luis Obispo Buddhist Temple.