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Ishida, Sam
1919 - 2017
Sam S. Ishida, 98, died peacefully at home on November 27, 2017. He was born in Fresno, California, on October 27, 1919. Sam was drafted into the Army in 1941 and served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in World War II. He earned a Purple Heart in France and earned numerous campaign medals before being honorably discharged at the end of the European campaign. Sam and Marie Nishimoto were married in 1946 and enjoyed 66 years of marriage before her passing in 2012. Sam was the founder and owner of Gahanna Trailer which he operated for 50 years. Sam is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Bennett (Howard); son, Rod Ishida (Sue); grandchildren, Jordonna Fulop (Steve), Evan Ishida, and Eric Ishida (Briana). He was a special uncle to Mace, Dean, Larry, and Rick Ishida, Sharon Logan, and Milly Stockdale. Sam loved family and friends, fishing, gardening, traveling, and the Buckeyes. Sam will be inurned at Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be determined. A celebration of Sam's life will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, 2-4 pm at the Paul Lawrence VFW Post 9857, 2330 Stelzer Rd., Columbus, OH 43219. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice or . To share memories and condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 30, 2017
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