Bruce Kaita passed away peacefully at O’Connor Hospital in San Jose on Dec. 6, 2019 after a short illness surrounded by family at his side. He was 66. He was born in Fresno, California on January 12, 1953. He was the youngest of six children. Bruce graduated from Watsonville High School (1971) and completed his automotive training at LA Trade Tech College. While Bruce worked in Southern CA for several years, he later returned to Watsonville to work with his father at Kay’s Garage.
Bruce is survived by his son, Grant, his father-in-law Shigeto Narikawa, five sisters: Judy (Shig) Tokubo, Maxine (George) Nakamura, Elaine (Gino) Abad, Louise (Lyman) Lum, and Barbara (Bob) Shingai; brother- & sisters-in-laws: Lynn (Willard) Lee, Neal (Lyann) Narikawa, Jodi Hirai, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife of twenty- three years, Jeri, and parents: Kiyomi & Yoshiye Kaita and Helen Narikawa. He will be missed greatly by his beloved family, friends and all who knew him.
A memorial service and reception in Bruce’s memory will be held on Sat., Jan. 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Watsonville Buddhist Temple, 423 Bridge Street, Watsonville, CA 95076. Aloha attire. Mehl’s Colonial Chapel is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
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