KAWAMOTO, SADAKO, 82, passed away on Friday, July 30. She was a member of the Southern Alameda Buddhist Church.

Born in Hiroshima, Japan, she immigrated to the Bay Area with husband George Kawamoto and their two young children in November of 1959. While raising a family, she had a long career in the flower nursery industry. In her spare time she enjoyed practicing ikebana, cooking and dressmaking amongst her many hobbies.

She is survived by her son Richard Kawamoto and wife Jerrolynn of Colorado, daughter Ann Kawamoto and husband Scott Steppan of Florida, grandchildren Steven Kawamoto and wife Kari of Michigan and Cristina Kawamoto of Florida, and one great-grandchild Connor.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Southern Alameda Buddhist Church, 32975 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City, CA.

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