Ed Tatsuo Masuda
Ed Tatsuo Masuda

MASUDA, EDWARD TATSUO, resident of Mountain View, Calif., passed away peacefully on Jan. 30, 2013. He was born April 19, 1942 in Newcastle, Calif. and graduated from Placer Union High School, Sierra College, and received a degree in industrial design from San Jose State University.

He started his career at Spectra Physics, where he helped design the first cash register scanner, which is currently displayed at the Smithsonian. He continued his career at various start-up companies.
His favorite pastimes were fishing and target shooting with his friends.

He is survived by his loving wife, Terrie Masuda; daughters, Mari and Misa Masuda; sisters, Yuki (Aki, deceased) Tsujimoto and Emi (Wilfred, deceased) Fukushima; brother, Gene (Patti, deceased) Masuda; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kiyoto and Haruko Masuda; and brother, Ken (Teruko) Masuda. Ed was always there for his family and friends and they will greatly miss his generosity and selfless spirit.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, 2751 Louis Road, Palo Alto.

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