Decorated retired military officer, loving husband and father, Isaac P. Fabian passed away from cancer on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at David Grant Medical Center in Fairfield, CA. His life will be commemorated at a memorial mass on September 30, 2011 at 12 noon at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Fairfield. A graveside ceremony with full military honors will be held at the Sacramento Valley VA National Cemetery on October 4, 2011 at 2:30pm in Dixon.A highly distinguished career in the military began in 1936, when at 19 he joined and rose to be an officer in the Philippine Army. He fought alongside soldiers from the US Army in the defense of Corregidor but was captured by the Japanese. He survived the infamous WWII Bataan Death March and upon his release, Isaac joined the underground, assisting the Allied fight against the occupational Japanese forces. He was captured again, this time surviving a stint in a Japanese prison in Manila. Isaacs military career culminated with his selfless and distinguished service as a U.S. Army officer in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, Distinguished Unit Badge with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, and among his many awards he holds the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany & Japan Clasp, the Korean Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and several other World War II, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam War decorations. He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer W-3 from the US Army on September 1, 1966 and held the rank of Major in the U.S. Army Reserves.After his military service, Isaac became a Purchasing Agent and Contracting Officer at NAS Moffett Field in 1968. From 1974 to 1985, he worked as Head Production Control, and rose to Computer Programmer Analyst for the Navy Data Automation Facility at Moffett Field. He retired from that position on August 2, 1985 after 39 successful years of federal service.Isaac was an accomplished tennis player, avid musician of his Hawaiian ukelele, and computer programmer hobbyist. His love for all of these hobbies are shared by his family.Isaac Fabian is survived by his wife of 64 years, Salvacion, his three children and their spouses: Virginia and Christopher, David and Monica, and Cynthia and Robert, and his three grandchildren: Dominic, Danielle, and Jack. We will miss his love which has guided us all of our lives.
In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions can be made In Isaac P. Fabian's name to the American Cancer Society and the Fairfield Hui Hauoli Hawaiian Club (firstname.lastname@example.org
) benefiting college scholarships to under-privileged youth.