James "Jim" Ishizaka

Sunday, April 2nd, 1933 - Saturday, January 25th, 2020
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James Ishizaka passed away on January 25, 2020 at the Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Oregon. He was 86 years of age at the time of his passing.

Jim was born on April 02, 1933 in Hood River, OR to parents Sanji Ishizaka and Yukiye Oyama Ishizaka. He married Chiyoko Uchima in 1954 and served in the US Army during the Korean War. Jim was honorably discharged in 1955. During his working career, Jim ran a small orchard in Oak Grove and also worked at the Champion Hardboard Plant in Dee, OR.

He was preceded in death by his wife Chiyoko. Jim is survived by his children Jean Mallen and her spouse Paul of Sandy, OR, Karl Ishizaka and his spouse Teresa of Yakima, WA, Sam Ishizaka and his spouse Jill of Seattle, WA and Raymond Ishizaka and his spouse Muriel of Hood River, OR; his grandchildren Stephanie, Corie, Jessica, Willie and Maggie; sister-in-law Sachiko Dill; and nephew Richard Dill.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to all of James’ friends for their kindness and support. Some of his most cherished times were meeting with ‘the gang’ at the local coffee shop in the mornings.

Services will be private.

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations) 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031. Visit to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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Ramona Tamiyasu

Posted at 12:15am
Dear Ishizaka Family, (Jean, Carl, Sam and Raymond)

Such good memories I have of growing up next door to you and going to school together. Your parents were pretty good friends of my parents and I know Mits visited your mom and dad after they moved away from Oak Grove. Very sorry for your loss.

Mark Freeman

Posted at 07:15pm
RIP my good friend Jim....The fond memories of you and Delmer taking such good care of our customers at the Hood River Liquor Store will be with us until we meet them again.
Mark & Shari Freeman

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