Isamu Sam Kamita passed away at the age of 71 on October 15, 2012. Sam was born in Watsonville, California on July 8, 1941 to Shoshichi and Masano Kamita. He retired from the City of Sacramento Parks and Recreation Department after 30 plus years. He enjoyed fishing, photography and especially walking his dogs. Sam loved his dogs and cats. He was a member of the Sacramento Zoological Society and the Northern Nevada Geological Society.
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Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Shoshichi and Masano Kamita, and his 5 brothers; Jim, Kaz, Harry, Tom, and Ben. He is survived by his nieces and nephews; Steven Kamita (Elizabeth), David Kamita (Suzie), Stacy Lorenzen (Jim), Donna Kamita, and George Kamita (Christine). Sam also leaves behind 10 great nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3pm, Sunday, October 21, 2012 at the Lodi Buddhist Temple, 23 North Stockton St., Lodi. Inurnment will be held privately at Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi. Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home is honored to serve the Kamita Family. Please sign the online guestbook at www.cherokeememorial.com
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Oct. 19 to Oct. 26, 2012