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OBITUARIES - 12/2/20
Dec. 1, 2020
Michael “Mike” Gene Iwakiri
Mike Iwakiri, 72, of Boise, Idaho, died on Nov. 15.
A long-time member of SSUSA, Iwakiri played with Enterprise Electric 50 and 55, and East West Aircraft 60 and 65.
He last played in the 2019 Rock ‘n Reno Challenge Cup with East West Aircraft Sales, which won the Men’s 65 AA Division.
“Mike’s fondest memories were going to Reno,” said Jack McGee, manager of East-West Aircraft Sales. “This year would have been the 20th year playing in Reno. Mike played three days a week in Boise and was loved by all who knew him.”
"We got to know Mike and his Enterprise teammates in Reno, playing them for more than a decade, and enjoying post-game beverages with them," said SSUSA's Terry Hennessy. "Mike was a wonderful guy and we are going to miss him."
After graduating from high school, Iwakiri enlisted in the U.S. Army and did a tour in Vietnam. He returned home with hearing loss due to being a door gunner, and cancer from exposure to Agent Orange.
Along with being an avid softball player, Iwakiri had a passion for bowling and fishing.