Rodney Tamao Ishihara

December 15, 1961June 2, 2018

Rodney Tamao Ishihara was born on December 15, 1961 and passed away on June 2, 2018


  • Willie Ishihara, Father
  • Jo Anne Ishihara, Mother
  • Valerie Araki, Sister
  • Jeffrey Ishihara, Brother
  • Cherie Guinn, Sister
  • Robert Guinn, Brother-in-law


30 June

Memorial Service

10:00 am

Lisle Funeral Home

1605 L Street
Fresno, CA 93721


Rodney Tamao Ishihara

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Mark Wilson

June 7, 2018

Dear Willie, JoAnne and family,

Our most heartfelt condolences from the Wilson family, your next-door neighbors on Princeton in the 70s. We all have the fondest memories of the Ishihara family. I can only imagine what it was like for all of you living next door to us! Rod will be sorely missed. Wishing you all strength and comfort during this difficult time.

Dede Wilson and children- Beth, Mark, Steve, Michael, Walter, Rob, and John

Sandy Steele

June 7, 2018

My heart goes out to the Ishihara family. I have so many fond memories of all of you from my high school years. Your home was the hub of activity and a place of comfort to so many of us. Since hearing the news of Rod’s passing, many friends are remembering his wonderful laugh. May the closeness of your amazing family give you strength and comfort. My love and prayers are with you.

Ron Blaylock (van der Paardt)

June 7, 2018

Prayers, condolences, Rod Ishihara Family. Loved your sons like brothers, admired your family, immensely. So sorry for your great loss. Moved to Oregon right after our North Yosemite League Sophmore year Championship banquet...

Still hear your laugh, see your smile, recall your athleticism and the times we intentionally rang one another's bell during 3 years of playing on the same football team, practicing against one another, in my heart....
1st bottle of Gatorade ever handed to me came from your cooler at Fresno High during a Pop Warner Game.
Going to church with your family after talking most of the nite away.
We all will miss you immensely, remembering you fondly, till we are united togeather again,


Rodney Perez

June 6, 2018

I met Rod when I was going to Hamilton Jr. High. Same grade same first name. I didn't know another Rodney until then. We both loved baseball and had a little rivalry going at one time. I eventually would move away and went to Bullard where I played baseball there and I would run into Rod at the games. Always smiled and laughed with a great attitude. He was a great guy and I know he will be dearly missed. See you on the diamond one day Rod



Rodney was born on December 15, 1961 in Fresno, California to Wilfred and Jo Anne Ishihara. He was a office manager for a alarm company.