October 07, 1935 ‒ December 01, 2013
Midori N. Ida, age 78 formerly of Roseburg, Oregon passed away Sunday, December 1, 2013 at the home of her son in Delaware, Ohio following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Yonago, Japan on October 7, 1935 to the late Yoshimasa and Yaeko Nitta. A resident of Gahanna from 1963 until 1999 when she moved to Oregon, she returned to Ohio 5 weeks ago to be near family.
Midori worked in the food service industry, working as a waitress, hostess, accountant, manager and owner of the Koto Restaurant and Columbus downtown Japanese Steakhouse amongst others.
Of the Buddhist faith, she was devoted member of Soka Gakai of America and Internationally. An active volunteer in numerous organizations, she possessed a sweet and likable personality. A good friend to all, she lived a selfless life until the very end. Always strong willed and determined, she enjoyed dance both the hula and bon odori complete with kimono dress. A lady with many hats, she played the kora and was a creative Japanese cook.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 54 years Masaaki, sons Victor Ida, Steve (Bronwyn) Ida all of Delaware, Alan (Lisa) Ida of North Lewisburg, grandchildren Elizabeth, Alexander, Kelsey, and Hailey.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father and two brothers.
Friends may call Saturday from 2-3, followed by traditional Buddhist services at 3:00 p.m. at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Dr., Delaware.
Memorial contributions can be made to SGI University of America, 1 University Dr., Aliso Viejo, CA 92656.
Condolence may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com