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Kent Kaita

October 27, 1948 — May 8, 2022

Kent Yutaka Kaita passed away at 73 years of age on May 8th, 2022.
Kent Kaita was born on October 27th, 1948 to parents Sandy (Miyoko) Kaita and Shigeru (Kay) Kaita on October 27th 1948. Kent grew up in West Sacramento with brother Gary and sister, Nancy (Kaita) Williams. The middle of three children, he eventually moved to Davis, CA where he remained until his passing. Kent graduated with a B.S. Degree with a major in soil and water science and eventually became an agricultural specialist who worked for UC Davis for many years. In addition, he was also in the United States Army Reserve Unit…and quite the shooter as I read through his awards and promotions.
He was very involved with UC Davis, enjoying sports, but especially enjoying coaching softball. His love of sports was evident throughout his life. He enjoyed bowling, baseball/softball, and golf where he met friends who became his family. He will be remembered by his nieces as a fun uncle who told witty jokes and drank tall beers. He had a cool demeanor who was very engaging and outgoing riding his motorcycle or cool car. We have nothing but fond memories of our uncle. Our loss was earlier, but we are thankful for the friends he made who he could depend on for the things we could not give. It’s a blessing to see how much love and care unrelated brothers and sisters can have and we will be forever grateful. We hope that he will be remembered for a man who had struggle, but also resilience in those times doing the best he could in his life. He was stubborn, but somehow still had the heart to maintain relationships that did not break. We are proud to be a part of a family who protected and supported us and that includes Uncle Kent. We pray he is at peace now living how he wanted to live. We will miss that twinkle in his eye and mischievous smile. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister and is survived by his friend-family, nieces, aunties, uncle and cousins. In lieu of a formal ceremony a private remembrance will take place as we are still in uncertain times.

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