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Isaac W. Yohannan
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A funeral was held Monday at the Assyrian Church of the East, St. Zaia Parish, for Isaac William Yohannan, 70, of Modesto. He died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004 at Doctors Medical Center.

Allen Mortuary was in charge of burial at Turlock Memorial Park.

Born May 16, 1934, Mr. Yohannan was a native of San Francisco and was raised in Turlock. He lived in Modesto since 1964. Mr. Yohannan was a deputy sheriff with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department from 1976-91. He also owned Michael's Liquor Store and Ike's Auto Sales. He was a founding member of the Throttlers Car Club. Mr. Yohannan was a member of the Assyrian Church of the East, St. Zaia Parish; the Assyrian-American Civic Club; and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed antique cars. He was a lieutenant in the Air Force, serving from 1955-61 in the Korean War and in Japan.

Mr. Yohannan leaves behind his wife, Diane Yohannan of Modesto; two children, Leah Yohannan-Burke and Lori Verissimo, both of Modesto; her father, Jesse Yohannan of Turlock; three brothers, David Yohannan of Ceres, and Jesse Yohannan Jr. and Donald Yohannan, both of Turlock; his sister, Delores Yohannan of San Francisco; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother.

Remembrances may be sent to the National Kidney Foundation of Northern California, 611 Mission St., Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105; or to the Church of the East, St. Zaia Parish, 1457 Mable Ave., Modesto, CA 95355.