Wataru Eto died December 29, 2012, at Watsonville Community Hospital. He was 93. A native of Watsonville and lifelong resident of Watsonville, he graduated from Watsonville High School. Mr. Eto served in the U.S. Army, 442d, during World War II. Following the war he returned to Watsonville and continued farming strawberries until he retired.
Mr. Eto leaves three sisters, Ruth Yamamoto of Santa Cruz, Barbara (Ted) Wada of Watsonville, and Hatsuko Imoto of Lindsay, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Tom, Mitsugu, and Harry Eto, and his parents, Niichi and Tamae Eto.
Private family services were held at Mehlís Colonial Chapel. Inurnment will take place at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park.
Donations to the Watsonville Buddhist Temple are preferred. For the complete article see the 01-12-2013 issue.
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