Edward Tatsuo Masuda, resident of Mountain View, CA, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2013. He was born April 19, 1942 in Newcastle, CA and graduated from Placer Union High School, Sierra College, and received a degree in industrial design from San Jose State University.
He started his career at Spectra Physics, where he helped design the first cash register scanner, which is currently displayed at the Smithsonian. He continued his career at various start-up companies.
His favorite pastimes were fishing and target shooting with his friends.
He is survived by his loving wife, Terrie Masuda; daughters, Mari and Misa Masuda; sisters, Yuki Tsujimoto and Emi Fukushima; brother Gene Masuda; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kiyoto and Haruko Masuda; and brother, Ken Masuda. Ed was always there for his family and friends and they will greatly miss his generosity and selfless spirit.
A memorial service celebrating his life was held on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple.