Ted Komoto, former Lab physicist, died March 20. He was 93.
Komoto was born in Fresno to Yoshikazu and Hisano Komoto, who raised him along with his five brothers in the farming community of Parlier. The upheaval of World War II sent most of the family to an internment camp in Gila River, Arizona. After serving in the Army in postwar Japan, he moved to Los Angeles where he met Lucie. They married in 1950 and had two children. Widowed in 1973, he married Joyce in 1976. He loved golfing and fly fishing. He worked as a physicist at Lawrence Livermore Lab for over 30 years.
He is survived by his brother Kiyoshi Komoto; children Judy (Carl) Helm; Scott (Lori) Komoto; Vicki (Steve) Wynne; grandchildren Thomas and Stephanie Wynne and many nieces and nephews.