Roy was born in Watsonville, CA to Kanezo and Kinu Kaita.
He lived a very full life, working as a truck driver, dishwasher, and then made a good living for his family growing strawberries. He loved golfing, day trips to the casinos, and most of all, cars! Roy had the most amazing memory and often matched significant family events with his cars. He was always dedicated to his family and known for making friends everywhere he went. He was a "hell of a guy!" and will be dearly missed.
4th of 6 children, survived by sister, Mitsue Tao and sister-in-law, Yoshiye Kaita. Happily married to Emiko Tara for 68 years. Wonderful father of 5 children, Cheryl (Vince) Itatani, Patti (Lester) Ikegami, Brad (deceased), Susan (Dennis) Ikegami, Laurie (Ted) Matsushita.
Proud grandfather to 9 grandchildren, Derek (Joanna), Lesli, Michael, Kellene, Teri (David), Jeff, Lindsay, Brad and Jenny. Loving great-grandfather to 4 great-grandchildren, Cassie, Carrie, Kylie, and Blake. Numerous nephews and nieces.
Service will be held at Watsonville Buddhist Church Feb. 13, 2016 at 11AM.