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Carl Y. Okutani


1938 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Carl Y. Okutani Obituary
1938 ~ 2014
Carl Y Okutani passed away Tuesday July 15, 2014 from injuries doing one of the many things he loved, riding his motorcycle.
Born to Takako and George Okutani September 17, 1938 in San Jose, CA he relocated to SLC in 1944 after being interned at Topaz Mountain WRC during WWII.
Carl worked in the civil service with the Utah National Guard as a heavy equipment mechanic for 33 years, serving in the Persian Gulf War where he received two bronze service stars. Upon retirement, he enjoyed spending time visiting with his abundance of friends at the local coffee hangout, riding and training horses, and time with his sons and grandchildren.
Carl is survived by his three sons: Cory, Craig, and Chad Okutani, four grandchildren: Stephani, Cassandra, Cole, and Calvin Okutani; and one great granddaughter Sarrai Okutani.
Preceded in death by parents, sister Clara O. Paluso, and grandchild, Colby Okutani.
The family held a private service and laid Carl to rest at Redwood Cemetery.
Published in Deseret News from July 19 to July 20, 2014
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