Okamoto, Masanao

The Sacramento Bee - - Cover Story -

Masanao Okamoto en­tered Nir­vana on Novem­ber 12, 2018, at the age of 95. Born in Sali­nas, CA to Tsuiyo and Naoichi Okamoto on Fe­bru­ary 18, 1923. Sur­vived by his wife, Fusako; sons, Mike and Gary (Sharon) Okamoto; daugh­ter, Ruby (Gary) Go­tow; grand­sons, Gar­ret, Kyle, Ryan, Ni­cholas and Alexan­der; brother Michi­nao (Ginny) Okamoto; sis­ters-in-law, Jean and Betty Okamoto; and many neph­ews and nieces. He is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents; broth­ers, Uichi, Yoshi­nao, Yuk­i­nao, Tadanao; sis­ter, Sadako Rus­sell; and daugh­ter-in-law, Marie El­iz­a­beth Okamoto. He en­joyed horse rac­ing, base­ball the San Fran­cisco Giants, the 49ers, trav­el­ing, and go­ing to lunch and din­ner with friends. He will be greatly missed by fam­ily and friends. A pri­vate fam­ily Memo­rial Ser­vice was held at the Sacra­mento Nichiren Bud­dhist Church on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7, 2018.

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