OBITUARY

Wu Hsiung Kuo

April 3, 1941March 20, 2021
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Wu Kuo of Seattle passed away unexpectedly on 3/20 survived by wife Su & daughter Cathy. Wu grew up & married Su in Taiwan. Because of Wu's reweaving skill, George Raver company offered him a job in 1970, thus the family - Wu, Su & 4 year old daughter Cathy moved to Seattle. He worked as a weaver for 30 years. It was quite difficult for the family with only $500 in their pocket upon arrival. The family worked hard together & lived frugally. Wu was a hard worker all his life & a devoted husband & father. Wu is kind & gentle to all his families, friends & tenants. He is also a devoted Christian. He has a worn out copy of Bible on his bed that he read every night. His wife & daughter misses him greatly.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Memories

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Hennessey Chang

April 5, 2021


Though I do not know brother Wu Kuo personally, I learned a few things about him and his family in my position at the Seattle Formosan Christian Church (SFCC) while helping to coordinate this memorial service.

The Kuo family were founding members of SFCC, before Pastor Joshua Liu’s arrival in Seattle in the early 80’s. Pastor Joshua Liu baptized the whole Kuo family in 1983, they were among the 21 people that were baptized in 1983.

Brother Kuo was very active in helping out senior members of SFCC. For many years, he picked up and dropped off senior members living in the International District so they could attend SFCC ‘s Sunday services.

He worked very hard as a seamster with special skills. The family lived frugally and improved their life by diligently investing their savings.

His daughter, Cathy was very active in SFCC as well. She was a deacon for SFCC’s English congregation and served many years as a Sunday school teacher.

We thank Kuo’s family for their tireless service to God and SFCC.

From all of SFCC, please accept our deepest condolences. Memory of brother Kuo will live on in our hearts.


Rachel Tan

April 1, 2021

Rachel Tan

March 31, 2021

My uncle, Wu Shin Kuo, had sponsored and financed the immigration of my family to the United States. My parents, Pao Tung Kuo and Huang Chuan Kuo, felt deeply indebted to him. I remember my first arrival at Uncle and Aunt's home. They greeted us with delicious homemade meals and laughter, and warmth even though we haven't seen each other for ages. Over the next few months, we made many good memories: picking apples, riding in his adventurous car (that would sometimes pop open), going to doctor and dental appointments, getting us all registered for Public School, and taking us to grocery stores as many times as we needed. I know there are many sacrifices he made for his family, and I deeply appreciate his kindness to our family.

As a child, many times when my parents had to work, we would go to their house before my parents got home. We spent a great deal of time at his house. I loved to draw as a young girl and he would encourage me to draw, and reward me with his homemade popcorn. He would do the same for my younger siblings after we completed our homework and chores. Some of my favorite experiences were of me helping my uncle, fixing up the home with him, and Aunt bringing her delicious meals for us to eat. It was so fun to get dirty and let loose.

I know my uncle had health issues, but he worked long hours and saved every penny for his future retirement. My last encounter with him was at the wedding of Tom's second daughters. He and Aunt looked well and enjoyed our short visit with them.

Like many of you, I have spent the last few days trying to process what has happened as the sudden passing of Uncle. But I know his legacy lives on through the memories he made with me, and the numerous lives he touched. Uncle knew the value of family and he gave himself to all. I hope we can continue to have strong family ties and find support and comfort with each other at this time.

Rachel Tan





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Taiwan Military service

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Kuo family

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Daughter Cathryn 6 yrs old visiting Taiwan

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Family at Seattle

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Daughter Cathryn 7 years old

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Taiwan Military service

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Kuo family

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Daughter Cathryn 6 yrs old visiting Taiwan

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Family at Seattle

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Daughter Cathryn 7 years old

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July 1974

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July 1974 with Friends

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My Church Friends