OBITUARY

George Rudy Ikeda Sr.

December 18, 1935June 5, 2021

George R Ikeda, Sr. passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Grossmont Hospital. He was 85 years old and had suffered an aneurysm seven days earlier. He left this world peacefully, listening to his favorite Frank Sinatra.

George was born December 18, 1935, in the city of Waipahu on Oahu, Hawaii to Harry and Phyllis Ikeda. He survived the Pearl Harbor attack by running through sugarcane fields. George was an excellent student. After graduating from Waipahu High, he spent three years in the U.S. Army, earning the Good Conduct medal and leaving with the rank of Sergeant.

He worked for the City of San Diego for 32 years. George spend much of his city career as the Carpenter Supervisor in General Services, Buildings Division. He designed and built beautiful furniture, a lot of which is still in use today.

George is survived by Linda, his wife of 36 years, his three children; Debra Moore, George Ikeda Jr. (Kathi), Brian Ikeda (Kristen), nine grandchildren; Robert Allen, Leslie Allen, Melissa Rush, Samantha Rush, George Ikeda III, Victor Ikeda-Wood (Chris), Michaela Ikeda, Spencer Ikeda and Angelina Jones, six great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, two brothers, four half brothers and two half sisters.

Nothing was more important to George than his family. He had a life well lived, enjoyed his 30 years of retirement, he will be missed greatly and remembered by the many lives he touched.

George was an avid golfer. He won many SDCCEGC club championships and was always delighted to share a round with family, friends or any strangers. In lieu of flowers, donations to the San Diego Junior Golf Program are suggested ( https://www.classy.org/give/266599/#!/donation/checkout ).

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Wes Jollett

July 26, 2021

There are people you meet in life that are of good character, have a good heart and a sound moral compass. Luckily for family and friends, George was one of those exceptional people. When reflecting on another's life, the memories and thoughts that come to mind are often varied and vast, such was the case with George. I didn't know George before he married Linda, what I did know was the type of person he was. When I think about the love and devotion shown in the raising of his kids and the level of commitment shown to Linda, what I see is a exceptional husband, father and Grandfather. George only wanted the best for his family. This was displayed through his commitment his actions and his words, that commitment never ceased.
George was a humble man of few words. Words can often be empty, but deeds are from the heart, George had plenty of heart. I'm sure that anyone who knew or worked with him would agree. The George I knew never expected anything in return for his generosity, that wasn't his intent, his help came without strings. I can think of many occasions when I would visit and we would discuss topics, he would disappear, then return and say take this. If it was magazines, I would probably have a subscription sent to me.
George was a person of vast knowledge and capable of doing anything he chose with pride and perfection. When Linda married George she got a car detailer, remodeler, cabinet maker, gardener and great cook. He also knew he was fortunate as Linda came with her own talents and was a perfectionist as well. They always seemed to operate as a team, be it in the kitchen or taking care of one another when the other one was ill. I believe that George led a long, honorable and happy life; It goes without saying that George will be sorely missed. He touched and enriched many lives. George left many great memories behind and a legacy his family can be proud of, Rest in peace, Wes Jollett

Barbara Center-Amy

June 29, 2021

Linda, thinking of you and your family. Prayers and thoughts to all.

Marcia McLatchy

June 27, 2021

George was a wonderful man, always willing to help us city workers out. He had great ideas and great follow-through the city was lucky to have him as an employee.

I was very lucky I got to work with both George and his lovely wife LINDA and I send my sincere thoughts and prayers to her and the family.

Paulette Mormino

June 27, 2021

Remember a wonderful man. My thoughts are with you Linda and the family. Seems like yesterday we all were at the City.

Samantha Rush

June 25, 2021

I love you and miss you grandpa… I will always remember getting excited when I was a little kid and was told you were coming over to the house to see us. I would sit or stand staring at the open door waiting to watch you pull up to the house. I loved going to your house to enjoy the awesome food you made and seeing all of the progress and new things you would build in your backyard and even though the dogs weren’t always the nicest, I enjoyed seeing them too. I’ll always laugh when I think about you and the time you ate a popcorn jellybean when we went to the mall and you rolled down the window and spit it out…. It was so funny! Btw those are still disgusting lol… I will miss our dinners and am glad I got to go to dinner with you and Linda when I came down to San Diego to visit… I love you and hope you are enjoying endless golfing matches and hope that you are happy! You will forever be in my heart and on my mind… hugs and kisses grandpa!

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George Sr. and Linda at Brian and Kristen's wedding reception.

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George Sr.

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George Sr. at work

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George Sr. enjoying a round of golf (in jeans?)

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George Sr. and Linda at Brian and Kristen's wedding reception.

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George Sr.

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George Sr. at work

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George Sr. enjoying a round of golf (in jeans?)

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Debbie and George Sr.

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George Jr, George Sr and Brian at Carlton Oaks

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George Jr., George Sr., Linda and Brian

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Linda, Geo Sr and grandson Spencer

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Geo Sr at Wolf Creek Golf in Mesquite, Nv