Van Lisman of Harbor City, Calif., well known to many former students and employees, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2004, at the
age of 82. He was a longtime member of God's church, baptized in 1962.
Van was born Aug. 17, 1921, in San Pedro, Calif. He graduated from
San Pedro High School in 1939; attended the University of California at Berkeley, School of Optometry; and served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946. Upon discharge from the Navy, he joined his father, Hal, in his optometric practice in San Pedro. He
also worked one day a week on the Pasadena campus of Ambassador College helping students and others with their optical needs during the '60s on through the early '80s. Van retired in 1984.
Van was dedicated to his family and through many years of illness maintained comfort through his unwavering faith in God and His way. He passed away peacefully at home with his wife and
daughter by his side.
Van was preceded in death by his parents, Hal and Mabel Lisman, and by his grandson Erik Lisman. He is survived by
his wife of 58 years, Dorothy; son Gary Lisman, and his wife Margi, of Oregon City, Ore.; son Lee Lisman and his wife Pat of Brush Prairie, Wash.; son Ray Lisman, also of Oregon City; and daughter Linda, wife of Walt Moffitt, of Folsom, Calif.; plus
his sister Loma Clayson, formerly of Pasadena and now living with her daughter in Arlington, Texas; as well as nine grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews.