Jul 19, 1949 - Aug 1, 2013
Resident of Milpitas
Susan Haruta Stokes, 64, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2013 in New York, NY. Beloved wife to Bill Stokes and mother to Jonathan and Jennifer, she is also survived by her brother Steven (Jan) Haruta, nephew Tyler Haruta, Aunt Alice Yonekura and Uncle Kaoru (Jeanne) Haruta.
Born in Los Angeles, CA, Susan resided and attended school in the Bay Area. A graduate of San Jose State University received her MPH from UC Berkeley. Susan was an active member and judge for the US Figure Skating Association, St. Moritz Skating Club and several ice skating groups throughout the Bay Area. In addition, she was a talented tap dancer and cancer survivor. She was highly respected at each of her work places including Palo Alto Veteran's Hospital, Lifescan, Quest Diagnostics, and as a coordinator and educator of Medical Technology at SFSU. Always with a smile on her face, Susan warmed the hearts of all whom she met and was known for her valiant optimism even in the darkest of times. A service will be held at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple at 11am on Saturday, August 24 located at 575 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, Ca. If you wish to attend the service please email firstname.lastname@example.org as to who will attend and how many.
The family kindly requests no flowers. If you wish to donate to any charity in her name please feel free to donate to any of the disable veteran's charities.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Aug. 20, 2013