Okada, Bette

January 29, 2015 • Obituaries

OKADA, Bette (nee Masuda), 95, of Passaic, formerly of Montclair, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2014. Mrs. Okada was raised in Auburn, WA, moved to Passaic following World War II and lived there for many years before moving to Montclair where she resided for ten years before returning to Passaic. Prior to retiring at age 62, she had been employed as an Administrative Assistant with Whatman, Inc. in Clifton. Mrs. Okada then worked at ADP in Clifton until her second retirement at age 74.

She was Past PTA President, Vice-President of the Passaic Senior Citizen Center and following her employment with ADP, remained active by babysitting in the nearby area for many families who loved her dearly. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Passaic. Mrs. Okada was predeceased by her husband, Masami Okada; by her three brothers: Joe, Hank and James Masuda; by her sister, Ruth Tanaka; and by her daughter-in-law, Barbara Teri Okada. She is survived by her son, David Okada and his fiancé, Isabelle Bernard, of New York, NY; three daughters: Joyce Okada of North Brunswick, NJ, Phyllis Howard and her husband, Randy, of Passaic Park and Carole Quiroz and her husband, Richard, of Montclair; and six grandchildren: Richard, Danielle, Bryan, Karen, Lisa and Michael.

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