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Life Stories: A Beloved "Star of Life" is Honored

Gene Ushiroda Gene Ushiroda

Organ Donor: Kealakekua, HI

Gene Ushiroda was a Hawaiian sound engineer, auto mechanic and talented musician who could play several instruments with ease. In his wife Deborah’s words, he was “a wonderful husband and a very humble man.”

Gene became an organ donor after succumbing to a stroke at age 53. His donation took place shortly before his niece Mari began working at the Organ Donor Center of Hawaii. When Gene was honored on the “Stars of Life Float” at the 2009 Rose Parade®, it had special meaning for the entire Ushiroda family.

Gene’s story is courtesy of OneLegacy, Los Angeles, CA.

In his wife Deborah’s words, he was “a wonderful husband and a very humble man.”

 


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