Gloria (EILAND) Morisak, 94, died at home in Whittier, California, on September 19, 2018 following a long battle with cancer.
Born June 13, 1924 to Jesse Wayne and Carrie Pearl (Farrah) Eiland in Akron, Ohio, Gloria graduated from Kenmore High School and wed her childhood sweetheart, Daniel Morisak, to whom she was married for 76 years.
Following World War II, Gloria and Dan made their home in Akron Ohio for two years. They moved to California in 1948, where Gloria attended Rio Hondo Community College, becoming a nurse, and worked for 24 years at Whittier Hospital Medical Center. Gloria and Dan retired to Hemet, California in 1989, where they lived for 27 years before moving back to Whittier in 2017.
Throughout their marriage, Gloria and Dan enjoyed square dancing, travel, spending time at their cabin in the Mojave Desert, entertaining, their extended family, and the friends they made country-wide. Gloria was also an excellent cook and a vastly talented craftswoman, most notably for her quilting, and beautiful cake creations.
Gloria was predeceased by her parents, and also by her brother and sister-in-law, William Douglas and Ruth (Frizzell) Eiland of Mogadore, Ohio.
She is survived by her husband, Daniel Morisak, 97, son Daniel Wayne Morisak and his wife Craig Mason, granddaughter Tracey Lee and her husband Joe Lee Taylor, and great grandchildren Robert William Edward Nix, Daniel Lane Wonderling, and many loving nieces and nephews. Also surviving is former daughter-in-law Mary Aldrich, who devotedly has served as caregiver for Gloria and Dan.
The family expresses sincere gratitude to Acceptance Hospice for their loving and compassionate care, and also to the many friends and family members who supported Gloria and her family through this long journey.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the American Cancer Society, or The City of Hope.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at White Emerson Mortuary, 13304 Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA. Private interment will occur at a later date at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California.