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Jack S. Ishida
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A celebration of life was held on Saturday at the McHenry Chapel of Franklin & Downs for Jack S. Ishida, 90, of Modesto. The former Ceres resident died July 31, 2010 at his home surrounded by his children after a brief hospitalization.

Born March 17, 1920 in Sonora, Jack grew up in Ceres. During World War II he was relocated to Colorado where he met his wife of 63 years. After they were married the couple returned to Modesto where Jack was a lifelong farmer growing strawberries, almonds, and other crops. Mr. Ishida was an active member of the First Congregational Church of Salida. He enjoyed bowling and golf with friends.

He leaves behind his wife Masako Ishida of Modesto; children, Cheryl Berner, Barbara Ishida, Daniel Ishida and Tim Ishida; his brother, Noboru Ishida; his sister, Haruko Nakagawa; and two grandchildren, Christopher Berner and Catherine Berner.

Remembrances may be sent to the First Congregational Church of Salida.

-Ceres Courier/ August 11, 2010