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James C. Ish Sr.

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James (Jim) C. Ish Sr., passed away on December 3, 2014 at the Marysville Care Center in Marysville, CA, just short of his 95th birthday.

He was born on January 18,1920 in San Jose, to Louisa and Carrol Ish and raised in Winters. He was a meat cutter, tour and school bus driver and rice harvester. James served our country during World War II as a Aviation machinist's mate in the Navy in the South Pacific

His great joy was in traveling in his Pace Arrow Motor Home. He belonged to the American Legion, Moose Lodge, Sirs, and Busin Cousins square dance club. He knew no strangers and was well liked by all and will be sorely missed.

He leaves behind his wife of almost 38 years; Elaine, sons; James Jr., Richard, daughter; Louise, stepchildren; Jon Riese, Janna Riese, Jennifer Marino, five grandchildren and one great grandson.

His was predeceased by his parents and brother Victor.

A private family military service was held for James C. Ish Sr. on Friday, December 12, 2014, with a celebration of life to follow at a later date.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Dec. 19, 2014
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