2013 / Obituary / Masako Wada, widow of Japanese American leader Fred Wada

Masako Wada, widow of Japanese American community leader Fred Wada, passed away at home in Los Angeles on Oct. 11. She was 100-year-old.

Masako Wada was born as Masako Tabata in Utah on March 13, 1913. She was married to Fred Isamu Wada, a businessman and Japanese American community leader, whose life with Masako was largely focused on strengthening Japan-U.S. relations through efforts that included business, philanthropy and other areas –including his lifetime membership as a leader with the International Olympic Committee.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Oct 20, at 2:00 pm, at Senshin Buddhist Temple, located at 1311 West 37th  Street, Los Angeles, CA. For those wishing to honor Mrs. Wada, make contributions to Keiro Senior HealthCare in memory of Masako Wada.