1913-Jan. 23, 2015 Hatsune Helen Kitaji passed away Jan. 23, 2015, at the age of 101. Born Hatsune Helen Aihara and raised in the Santa Clara Valley, she was the eldest of four children of Issei parents.
Hatsune is survived by her brother, George (Yoko); children, Robert (Susie), Gail, Jean, Jon (Chris); grandchildren, Kayce (Kasey), Curtis, Keith, Kristen (Bobby); and great-grandchildren, Robert and Alyssa.
A memorial celebrating her life is planned for Saturday, April 25, at 1:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Avenue Presbyterian Church in Salinas. Donations in her memory can be made to the Lincoln Avenue Presbyterian Church, 536 Lincoln Ave., Salinas, CA 93901, or to the charity of one’s choice.