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George Kazuo Saito


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George Kazuo Saito

George Kazuo Saito passed away on October 6, 2018 in Seattle at the age of 83.

He was born on June 13, 1935 in Wapato, WA, the son of Gyosuku and Yasu Saito.

During World War II, his family was interned at Heart Mountain, WY and returned to Wapato afterward.

After graduating from Wapato HS, he attended WSU and later transferred to the University of Washington and received B.A. and M.A. degrees.

While in Seattle, he met Irene Chikata and they were married in 1966.

He found employment with the Federal Aviation Administration where he worked as a regional planner until retiring in 1998.

He had many passions including travel, dining out with friends, UW athletics, and the family cats.

George will always be remembered for his fun-loving nature and willingness to help others.

He is survived by his wife Irene and two sons, Donald and Richard.

A private gathering was held in his memory. Please consider a donation to a or a fund established for pancreatic cancer research "In Memory of George K. Saito", Virginia Mason Foundation, 1218 Terry Ave, P.O. Box 1930, Seattle, WA, 98111.
Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 13, 2019
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