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Richard Ishibashi

October 3, 1929 — April 18, 2014

Richard "Dick" Shigeki Ishibashi passed away on April 18, 2014 at Watsonville Community Hospital. He was 84 years old. Born on September 3, 1929 in San Jose, California to
Father, Kiyoshi Ishibashi and Mother Shigeyo Ishibashi.

During World War II, Richard and his family were interned in Heart Mountain, Wyoming.
He was a veteran of the Korean War. Richard lived in the San Jose area before coming to
Watsonville where he worked a Carriage House for 40 years

Richard is survived by his wife of 32 years, Haruyo Sakoda Ishibashi.
Sons and Spouses; Rick Ishibashi (Susan), Michael Ishibashi (Becky)
Step-Children and Spouses; Harold Sakoda (Wendy,) Clarence Sakoda (Leah),
Lizzie Goodson (Bill), Pam McTighe (Tim), Gayle Mellor (David), Carol Cooper (Ernie)
Brothers; Ken Ishibashi, (Fumi deceased) Saburo Ishibashi. Brother-in-Laws; James Sekigahama and Mas Nakamura. Sisters; Midori Kotake, Eleanor Sekigahama , Carmen Hata (deceased), Betty Nakamura (deceased). First wife Aiko Ishibashi (deceased).

Richard also is survived by Nieces and Nephews, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren.
Also, his beloved dogs Sydney and Trixie.

Before becoming ill, Richard loved playing golf and had a "green thumb" raising orchids.
He was a member of the San Jose Buddhist Church and the Watsonville/JACL.
Special thanks to Dr. Frank Ravago and Wally Greathouse of Good Life Home Care.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 11: A.M. at the Ave Maria Memorial
Chapel 609 Main Street, Watsonville, California 95076

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to:
Watsonville-Santa Cruz JACL Senior Center
P.O. Box 163
Watsonville, CA 95077

Westview Presbyterian Church
P. O. Box 2505
Watsonville, CA 95077

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