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In Memory of

Tom Tadashi Naito

April 19, 1927 - March 26, 2015

Obituary


Tom Tadashi Naito passed away at home on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the age of 87. He was born in Madera, California, on April 19, 1927, the eldest son of Eisaku and Tomo Naito. Tom attended Alpha Elementary School and Madera High School. At the outbreak of World War II, he and his family were interned at Jerome Relocation Center in Arkansas. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, and upon his return from the service, began farming in Madera, California. During his 50 plus years as a farmer, he...

Tom Tadashi Naito passed away at home on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the age of 87. He was born in Madera, California, on April 19, 1927, the eldest son of Eisaku and Tomo Naito. Tom attended Alpha Elementary School and Madera High School. At the outbreak of World War II, he and his family were interned at Jerome Relocation Center in Arkansas. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, and upon his return from the service, began farming in Madera, California. During his 50 plus years as a farmer, he grew cotton, almonds, raisins and wine grapes.

Tom is survived by his wife, Grace Tomoko; sons Michael, and Scotty and his wife Emily; brothers, Ken and his wife Etsuko, Henry and his wife Yuko, and Dick and his wife Mitzi; sisters, Emiko Naito and Ayako Renge; grandson Akio; and nieces, Gail Renge, Julie Naito, Michelle Naito, and Lisa Naito.

A Viewing will be held at Lisle Funeral Home on Monday, April 6, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

A Memorial Service will be held at the United Japanese Christian Church (UJCC), 136 N. Villa Ave., in Clovis, California on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at 11:00 a.m.