Gene M. Fujita|
Gene passed away with his family by his side on October 11th 2013 at Swedish Hospital.
He was born November 1, 1928 in Centralia WA to Kango and Mary Fujita. His parents ran an oyster farm in South Ben WA where Gene had many fond childhood memories. At age 12, he moved to Hiroshima Japan with his family. Unfortunately world war 2 started and Gene lost his father when the atomic bomb was dropped.
After the war ended, he returned to the USA and finished High School in Moses Lake WA. He moved to Seattle and ran a grocery store with his mother Mary. Gene enlisted in the US army as a translator during the Korean War.
In the following years, Gene met his wife Margaret and her son Jeffrey. They married in 1956 and daughter Jeannette was born in 1957. Gene worked in the poultry industry and bought and managed apartment buildings. Margaret died suddenly in 1978 at the age of 52.
Gene enjoyed boating, fishing, and mushroom hunting. He was always ready to help friends with house repairs and shared his Japanese pickled vegetables with everyone. His joking nature and sense of humor will be missed.
Survivors include son Jeffrey Fujita, daughter Jeannette Mougel-Fujita (husband Gilles Mougel), and grandchildren Ben and Marjorie.
Gene's wishes were for a private graveside service that was held on October 16th 2013.
Remembrances can be made to Neiki Concerns or a
Published in The Seattle Times from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22, 2013