Neil T. Tsutaoka
1972-2020
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Neil T. Tsutaoka passed away peacefully on October 6, 2020 at his home in Oakland. Neil was born on July 31, 1972 at Lodi Community Hospital. He graduated from Lodi High School and then attended college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He travelled and worked in Hawaii and Thailand throughout his career. He loved dogs, especially his mother's dog Cindy. He is survived by his mother, Janet; aunt, Mary; siblings, Elsa, Ben and his wife Stacey and Greg and his wife Annabelle; nephews, Jake and Josh Tsutaoka; aunt, Alice; cousins, Mark and Meg Unno; aunt, Judy; and cousins, Shawn and Scott Sugimoto. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Buddhist Churches of America at https://bca.kindful.com/.

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Published in Lodi-News Sentinel from Oct. 15 to Oct. 21, 2020.
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October 17, 2020
So sorry to hear about the loss of Neil. Our deepest condolences to the family.
Kevin & Ann Nakamura
Friend
October 16, 2020
Neil... I can't believe you're gone. Your great smile, fun & sweet personality, and brilliant mind will forever be in my memories. Thanks for your friendship. May you rest in peace and love.
Jocelyn
Coworker
October 16, 2020
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Marco Osuna
October 16, 2020
Neil, among my childhood friends ....
Vinewood Elementary School K-6..
The quietest kid in school. Haha. I remember you very well and hence Im so sorry that you have left us.. Im saddened and thoughts are with your family through this and always. Rest in peace my friend and Im sure you will continue to show yourself in many ways for eternity....
With Love
David
David Haro
Friend
October 16, 2020
Just want to send thoughts and prayers to Janet , Elsa, Ben , and Greg as well as the rest of their family. Have known you forever and just stunned Neil is gone at such a young age. My grandfather ( who was a pastor for more than 40 years ) once told me that when someone passes away at a early age it is because he was so special that God wanted him up in heaven . RIP Neil.
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Curt Travis
Friend
October 15, 2020
Neil was a friend of our son's beginning in kindergarten at Vinewood School and continuing through Lodi High. They played on the same baseball and soccer teams. We often took Neil with us on family outings. He was always polite, mannerly, and a pleasure to be around. Neil's family was kind and welcoming to our son as well. Our hearts go out to them.He will be missed.
Nancy/Steve Scott
Friend
October 15, 2020
Bruddah Neil! Words cannot express the thoughts. You are awesome. So many good times at Adtech/Spirent. Your voice was always so calming and logical. No matter how many times we bumped heads, or I'd go off..lol, you always kept it cool and peaceful. :-) You knew your stuff, and so smart. You always helped me out with work. Doesn't surprise me that you went peacefully..that was your nature. Wish it wasn't so soon but God has you now. Wishing your family strength and love during this time. You will not be forgotten! Glad we had the opportunity to cross paths. God bless you, RIP, and prayers for your family.
Michele
Coworker
October 15, 2020
I had the privilege of working with Neil for many years at Spirent. When we were starting up a production facility in Thailand, I asked Neil if he would consider living in Thailand and become our onsite engineering for our new product launches with our manufacturing partner. Each time I would visit the factory, he would always seek me out and ask how he was doing.

Rest in peace my friend. Your humor and wonderful smile will be missed by all of us.

Team Spirent...
Chris Wiese
Coworker
October 15, 2020
In behalf of Spirent Calabasas manufacturing team, we like to extend our condolence to the family.
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Coworker
October 15, 2020
So sorry for your family's loss. Will hold you in our thoughts and prayers.
June Hartley
October 15, 2020
Rest in peace Neil. It was an honor and pleasure to work with you these many years.
Patrick Yuen
Coworker
October 15, 2020
Neil, you are missed. Thank you for your friendship. May you and your family be comforted through this step of the journey. Go well to our Maker and rest in peace dear friend.
Saiyoot Nakkhongkham
Coworker
October 14, 2020
Neil, your beautiful, friendly smile will be missed. You were “Uncle Neil” to our kids. You loved and accepted them . You were a dear friend . Thank you for all you gave to Rick and I and the kids. We truly cannot even believe you are gone. You are loved. You are missed. Love, The Opilla’s
Shannon Opilla
Friend
October 14, 2020
Thank you Neil for the friendship. May God comfort you and your family through this difficult time.

God Bless.
Hoang
Coworker
October 14, 2020
Thank you Neil for your professionalism and expertise in your field. May you rest in peace and condolence to the family that was left behind.
Ernesto Berido
Friend
October 14, 2020
My deepest condolences and sympathies for your loss. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Rance Yamamoto
Coworker
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