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In loving memory of
Richard Okamoto
  • August 01, 1944
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  • October 12, 2020

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Richard “Dick” Okamoto, age 76, passed on October 12, 2020 in Wildwood, FL.

Dick is survived by his wife June of 26 years, his brother Ken, sister-in-law Chris, his brother-in-law, Charles Lindenlaub, his nieces Kelly & Erin, and several great-nieces & nephews. He’s preceded in death by his father Wat, mother Midori, and nephew Michael. In addition, Dickie has a wonderful family of aunts, uncles, and cousins, some in New Jersey and some in California.

Dick was born on August 1, 1944 in the internment camp, Manzanar, located in Los Angeles, CA. He and his parents relocated to Seabrook, NJ where Dick and many Japanese Americans made their homes. He graduated from Bridgeton High in 1962 and was later employed by Atlantic City Electric, where he worked for more than 30 years.

He married June in 1994; they resided in Vineland, NJ. After retirement they moved to The Villages in central FL, beginning a new and wonderful phase of active senior living. Dickie truly loved life in The Villages. Dick was a social, active man who was deeply involved in baseball, golf, fishing trips with friends, but most of all, bowling, in which he truly excelled. Dick bowled many 300 games and held the high series of 835 at Pike Lanes. He took great pride in two other accomplishments, winning the golfing club championship at Centerton Country Club in 1975, and being part of the Bridgeton High School state baseball champions of 1962. One of his greatest loves was for animals, especially his adorable dog, Sadie.

His family and friends will always remember him as a good friend, son, and husband, and all the times he was warm and giving. He had a deep belief in the Lord, and is now with him forever.

Donations can be sent to Vitas Hospice Heathcare, 127 N Bay St., Suite 200 Eustis, FL 32726 or to the Sumter County Animal Shelter, 994 Co Rd 529A, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538

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  1. 29 Oct 2020
    Terry and Frankie Moir says:
    I have so many happy memories of times spent with Dick. Frankie and I will miss him. I hope that he is spending time with Clint (and Munchkin) in heaven. The two of them will watch over us and laugh about our future adventures, June. Love you both!

  2. 18 Oct 2020
    Hideaki & Janet Nakai says:
    Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. I have fond memories of growing up in Seabrook with all
    the great Okamoto families.

  3. 18 Oct 2020
    Hideko “Hide” Kazaoka Stevenson says:
    My condolences to June & the Okamoto family. Dick was always so thoughtful & kind to me & my family.

  4. 18 Oct 2020
    Charlene Parlin says:
    My deepest condolence to you and our family on your loss of Richard. I so enjoyed taking sushi to him and our chats when he was at Buffalo Crossings. He now rests in peace. Take care of yourself.

  5. 18 Oct 2020
    Charlene Parlin lit a candle:
    Lit since October 18, 2020 at 10:31:36 PM

  6. 17 Oct 2020
    Akemi Davidson & family says:
    Deepest sympathy to June & family Dick was a wonderful friend who had a great sense of humor Always full of laughs Will be missed

  7. 17 Oct 2020
    Darla Fleetwood Ludwig says:
    Kenny, so sorry to read this news of Dickie's passing. My sympathies to you and his family.

  8. 17 Oct 2020
    Michael & Cindy Kazaoka says:
    Sending our deepest condolences to June and the family for the loss of a great man.

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