Hori nee Tada, Hisa

Hisa Hori nee Tada

Deceased: July 7, 2018

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Services: Private


Hisa Hori, nee Tada, passed away on July 7, 2018, at the grand old age of 99.8. Born on September 25, 1918, she was just short of celebrating a full century.
She was born in Seattle, Washington to Tokuhiro and Masano Tada, and was the eldest of four sisters. During the war, the family was relocated to a camp in Minidoka, Idaho. There, Hisa worked in the camp post office, an ideal job for an avid stamp collector. When the war ended, the family came to Chicago, and there Hisa met and married Katsu Hori. They moved to Rogers Park, on the north side, and raised three children, Stephen, Calvin, and June. Hisa became a full-time mother, while continuing her many interests, such as cooking, knitting, baseball, bridge, and stamp collecting. She was an excellent cook, could knit up a pair of argyle socks, enjoyed the Cubs broadcasts during the summer, hosted her bridge group at home, and attended local stamp shows and conventions. There were also trips out to Las Vegas, and later, to the riverboat casinos around the Chicago area.
Katsu died in 2001, and oldest son Stephen passed in 2011. That same year, Hisa moved to Bethany Retirement Community, where she lived until her death. She is survived by son Calvin (Seiko) and daughter June (Steven Yamasaki), Stephen’s wife Debbie, and sister Tomoe Sunahara. She was grandmother to Scott, Jill, Andrew, Christopher, Jeffery, Laura, and Karen.
She leaves behind memories of a full life and a massive stamp collection.