Margaret Kazumi Saida

November 11, 1940 - September 22, 2019

Margaret Kazumi Saida, 78, a resident of Fort Myers, FL since 2008, formerly of Downers Grove, IL, left this earth peacefully on Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Cape Coral, FL while surrounded by her devoted children. She was born November 11, 1940 in Santa Monica, CA to Noboru and Aiko Okayama, now deceased.

Marge was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother.  In her early years, she was employed by the American Medical Association in Downtown, Chicago.  After her family moved to Downers Grove, Il., she began employment at Container Systems, Inc. as office manager, working alongside close and dear family friends until her retirement in 2007.

Marge had a love for music and dancing, enjoyed cooking and delicious food, and entertaining.  She was talented in many arts and crafts, enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, tennis, golf, bowling and world travel.  She was a dear friend to many.

She is survived by four loving children, Linda K. Stadtler (Andy) of Alva, FL, Sheryl K. Hintz (Robert) of Chicago, IL, Rick Saida (Tammy) of Las Vegas, NV, and Janine K. Kline (Ronald) of Phoenix, AZ; five siblings, Elizabeth Okayama of Chicago, IL, Jean Johnson (Bob), also of Chicago, IL, Robert Okayama (Yasuko) of Phoenix, AZ, Ed Okayama (Elaine), also of Phoenix, AZ, and Denny Okayama (Sandy) of Chicago, IL; three grandchildren, Jim Phelps (Jackie), Richard Hintz, and Carly Walsh (Koby); as well as four great grandchildren, Brianna, Zachary, Maddie, and Ellie.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Harold K. Saida in 2006; as well as a granddaughter, Kimiko.  Always loved, never forgotten, sadly missed.

A Celebration of Life in Marge’s honor was held on October 11, 2019.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Margaret Kazumi Saida may be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy. E., Cape Coral, FL 33909, where Marge spent her last hours.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Janine Kline Oct 18, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Her 4 children would like to use any donations made to go towards a memorial marker on the Hope Hospice property where we all surrounded her with love as she took her last breath. Love, Janine

  2. Barbara Croucher Oct 29, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    My dear friend, you took me under your wings when I first came to Florida. I will miss our talks and laughs that we had together. You are flying free with David and all your other loved ones. God bless you and your family.
    Love, Barb C.

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