December 7, 1935 - May 7, 2017
Born in Fukushima, Japan
Resided in Salinas, CA
He came to the United States in 1956 and worked in the strawberry fields of Morgan Hill and Salinas. He was drafted into the Army, began with basic training at Fort Ord, and was later stationed in Hawaii. After he was honorably discharged, he worked at a chrysanthemum nursery in Sunnyvale. He married Miyoko in 1963 and they had two children. He moved to Salinas again in 1971 to start his own chrysanthemum farm, Azuma Nursery, which he operated until 2003.
In retirement, he and his wife enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, Japan, and visiting their granddaughter. At home he enjoyed his bonsai hobby.
He leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Miyoko; daughter, Bonnie; son, Clark, and granddaughter, Daupheney.
A Farewell service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2017, at Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Donations may be made to Lincoln Avenue Presbytarian Church, 536 Lincoln Ave., Salinas, CA 93901.
For more information, please visit www.struveandlaporte.com
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