Eugene Daigo Omi(1920 - 2013)

Eugene Daigo Omi
Aug. 6, 1920 - Oct. 3, 2013
Resident of Hayward
Eugene Daigo Omi passed away peacefully on October 3, 2013 at the age of 93. Eugene was born on August 6, 1920, in the small town of Woods Crossing, Stockton, California. His father and mother, Torazo and Koto Omi, came from Niigata, Japan. He was the 2nd to the youngest of five brothers and two sisters. Eugene attended Modesto Junior College and San Mateo College where he received his A.A. in Agriculture and Horticulture.
On October 26, 1946, he married Doris Midori Sato at the Fresno Methodist Church. They lived in San Mateo before moving to Redwood City, where they raised their two daughters.
Eugene enjoyed working as a gardener. His favorite hobbies were fishing, golfing and tending to his many bonsai trees. Eugene will be remembered for his love of beauty for gardening and his skill in making everything blossom and grow. He will be remembered for his strong love of family, gentle smile and wonderful sense of humor. His kindness to all made the world a better place.
Eugene is survived by his daughters, Nancy Omi-Hara and Mary Jean Hasegawa, son-in-laws Scott Hara and Glenn Hasegawa, and grandson Garrett Hara.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Sturge Presbyterian Church, 25 S. Humboldt Street, San Mateo, California.

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times from Oct. 19 to Oct. 22, 2013