June 5, 1978 - April 3, 2018 Born in Japan Resided in Fremont, California
Ryuta Sanui was born in Kasuga Maternity Hospital to Keisuke and Kinko Sanui with big sister Miho in Kasuga city in Japan on June 5, 1978. He graduated from Hakuryo High School in 1996. Ryuta wanted to live a different life from the typical Japanese. He decided to try living abroad. He lived with Norman and Sinni Foster as a homestay student for one year in Hawaii. Ryuta went to Kapiolani Community College and then transferred to the University of Hawaii. Ryuta and Somer met on October 13, 2003. He graduated from UH in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Travel Industry Management.
After graduating, Ryuta moved to California to experience what more life could offer. He worked for H.I.S. as a Japanese travel agent in San Francisco. Ryuta and Somer got married on October 13, 2005, in Oakland, California. They had a special wedding ceremony at the Kahala Hotel on Oahu with close family and friends on August 3, 2006. Ryuta worked in sales/account management for Canon Anelva and for Mirapro. He worked closely with semiconductor engineers and customers. On September 26, 2009, Ryuta became a father to Noah Kai. On June 2, 2012, he was blessed again with Lukas Kei. In 2013, Ryuta decided to follow his dreams and to change careers. He attended Fremont Beauty College and earned his cosmetology license. He worked at Viange Salon and then at Atelier Aveda Salon. He had the time of his life and lived with no regrets. Ryuta had many interests such as snowboarding, tennis, manga, stocks, traveling, sleeping and making himself comfortable, shopping for weird random things/funny t-shirts, cool sneakers, classic cars, and yoga. Ryuta loved being a father and family man. He was a loyal, funny friend to many and will be greatly, greatly missed.