James Marcel Ison
PITTSBURG — James Marcel Ison, 89, of Pittsburg, passed away 2:20 p.m., Tuesday October 9, 2012 at Via Christi Village, Pittsburg, KS.
He was born October 20, 1922 at Hood River, Oregon to Thomas and Eva (Faubion) Ison. He graduated from Hood River High School in 1941.
Mr. Ison was offered a full ride baseball and basketball scholarship to Oregon State and the University of Oregon. He decided to go the Roger Hornsby Baseball School in 1942 instead. He signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers were he played for the Lamesa Dodgers farm team and later played for the Boise Pilots in the Pioneer League.
Mr. Ison was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army from 1943 to 1946. He was assigned to the 757 Military Police in St. Louis at Jefferson Barracks.
On November 23, 1946, he was united in marriage to Rosalie L. Noor in Kansas City, MO. Mr. Ison worked for the United States Post office for 33 years.
Membership was held in the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg, serving as a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife Rosalie of Pittsburg, KS; a daughter, Rosemary Clinton and husband Jerry of Overland Park, KS; two sons, James T. Ison and wife Janie of Sacramento, CA, and John Ison and his wife Ronda of Pittsburg, KS; and nine grandchildren, Paul Clinton, Rick Clinton, Michael Clinton, Jessica Biller, Maddy Spitz, Adam Spitz, Anthony Ison, Nicholas Ison, and Greta Rose Ison and two great grandchildren Jack and Georgia Biller.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers Marvin and Mike Ison and a grandson Gabriel John Ison.
Mass of Christian
burial will be 10:00 a.m. Friday (October 12) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic
Church with Father Marco Deloera and Father Michael Baldwin as co-celebrant.