Glen T. Morioka, Resident of Morgan Hill, CA, died peacefully on January 6, 2011, surrounded by his loving wife and children.
Glen was born November 7, 1923 in Salem OR, and graduated from Salem High School in 1942.
Glen was Captain of his high school baseball team and was scouted for the minor leagues just before the war broke out.
His family was relocated to the Tule Lake Relocation Center until September 1942.
In 1943 he moved to Ontario, OR to farm with his parents. There he met Maxine and they married in 1947. After the birth of their first two children, they moved to Los Angeles, CA, where they owned and ran a small hotel near Japan Town until 1955.
Their third child arrived during this time. A life change took the family to Gilroy and Morgan Hill, CA, where they farmed strawberries and had their two youngest children.
Later Glen worked at Ford Motor Company in the Quality Control Dept. After 24 years of service he took early retirement in 1983.
Glen was an avid fisherman and hunter. His greatest love was being on the road, driving to the next great fishing hole. He is survived by his loving wife Maxine, his five children Aiko (Peter), Gregory, Steven (Linda), Russell (Sandra) and Penny (Scott); his three grandchildren, Brandon (Becky), Sherri and Brian and two great-grandchildren Jacob and Nathan, his sister Emie Wada and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, January 14th, 2011, at Johnson Funeral Home, 17720 Monterey Street, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. Services at 2:30 P.M. Reception to follow.