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Mary Hatsu Tsuda

Obituary for Mary Hatsu Tsuda

June 4, 1925 - October 30, 2020
San Mateo, California | Age 95

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Mary was the third of five children born to the Yasuhiro family in Brighton, Colorado. Her family soon relocated to Southern California. She began Narbonne High School in Harbor City, California and graduated in the Internment Camp in Rohwer, Arkansas. She was able to leave the Internment camp early by participating in a work program sending her to Detroit, Michigan. There she met and married Tetsuya Tsuda and gave birth to two children. The Tsuda family returned to the West Coast in 1955 making San Mateo, California their final home.

Mary was active as Class-Mother, PTA Officers, in the Jr Matrons at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple, as a Tutor, Boy Scout and group chaperon. She used her seamstress skills by working for decades at Sunrise Cleaners in downtown San Mateo. She was generous in helping immigrant neighbors navigate their new lives. Mary will be missed for her quick wit and playful nature.

Mary is survived by son Dani Tsuda of Sunnyvale, CA; daughter Patti Mitsunaga (Steven Mitsunaga) and granddaughter Torrey Mitsunaga of Culver City, CA and sister Ruby Yuri Kawada of Honolulu, HI.

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977 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402
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