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Don R. Bishop (1944 - 2013)

Obituary
  • "It was a pleasure getting to know Donald. May you find..."
    - Jana Duff
  • "Dear Pat, My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. I..."
    - Dianne Ward
  • "Dear Bishop Family, May beautiful memories of a life lived..."

Bishop Don R. Bishop was born July 16, 1944 and passed away peacefully with Pat at his side at age 69 on October 25, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio due to complications from Parkinson's disease and pneumonia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Ray and Dorothy (Minyard) Bishop. Survived by his wife of 46 years, Patricia "Pat" (Young); son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Lee (Link) Bishop; brother, Richard (Alice) Bishop; sisters, Barbara (Glen) McKelvey, Nancy (Dennis) Schraer and Patsy; brother-in-law, Tom (Dottie) Young; ten nieces and nephews on the Bishop side; four nieces and nephews on the Young side; 34 grand nieces and nephews. Don was born in Menard, TX, attended school in Miles, TX and San Angelo, TX. Don led an amazing life during his two careers. His 1st, as a Navy Seabee builder, heavy, with MCB 3 & 10, 3 tours in Vietnam then as a diver and plank owner with Underwater Construction Team 2 (UCT-2) where he became Command Master Chief. He retired in August of 1986 after 24 years as a proud Seabee. His 2nd career was with Maintenance & Operations Departments in California school districts beginning with Glendale, Santa Barbara, Santa Ana, culminating at Tustin, where he ended his 19 year career as Director of Maintenance, Operations, Security, Transportation & Facilities. Don will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Friends may call Friday, November 15, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the SOUTHWICK-GOOD & FORTKAMP FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3100 N. High St. Don was cremated with future memorials to be held his home state of Texas and also in California, where his ashes will be spread at sea in the Pacific according to his wishes. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to National Parkinson's Foundation, , or the would be appreciated. www.southwickfuneral.com


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 10, 2013
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