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Kenneth H. Bishop Feb. 27, 1927 ~ Oct. 27, 2012 Resident of San Pablo Kenneth H. Bishop passed away on October 27, 2012, at his home in San Pablo, CA. He was 85 years old. Mr. Bishop was born on February 27, 1927 in Talent, OR to Russell H. Bishop & Virginia Smith. Mr. Bishop grew up in Ashland, OR before moving to Medford, where his brother, Russell L. Bishop was born. After moving to California, he attended junior high & high school in Oakland, CA. He later joined the Merchant Marines, followed by the United States Air Force. Mr. Bishop was a veteran of World War II. He retired from Sealy Mattress Company in Richmond, CA in 1989. Kenneth H. Bishop is survived by his daughter, Susan L. Hardcastle, son Russell L. Bishop, grandchildren Russell Hardcastle, Keri Gillikin, Ryan Bishop, Noah Bishop, daughter-in-law Jan Bishop, sister-in-law Beverly Smith, nephew Dennis Bishop, niece Terri Rempel, & many great nephews & great nieces. Mr. Bishop was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of thirty-five years Eiko Bishop, & brother Russell L. Bishop. Arrangements are being handled by Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland. The final resting place is Rolling Hills Memorial Park in Richmond. Private services will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012, followed by a Celebration of Life at 12:00 on Sunday, November 18th at 7460 Clement Road, Vacaville, CA 95688. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a local food bank or plant a tree in honor of Mr. Bishop.
Published in East Bay Times on Nov. 14, 2012
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