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54 Years - Memories: June 14

54 Years - Memories: June '14

Apologies in advance if you have received this in error. if so, please inform me to be removed from the list.
If you don't recognize some of the names of the classmates below, well...
that's what yearbooks and reunions are for :
( KHS '60 & '61 reunion pics )

Please pass this email on to other classmates.
I'd like to keep this going, adding their responses to this list or one of yours...
as a reminder that hopefully for all of us, we have many years ahead to reunite again.

Hal Oshiro
Below are a few of the classmates believed to have been receiving these email 'memories'...
either directly or through one of the classmates listed below.
Apologies to those inadvertently mis-named, misspelled or unlisted.

Alfred Won,Alvin HIrokane,Alvin Kajioka,Alvin Kotake,Alvin Shimokawa,Amy Higashi,Amy Morioka,
Amy Murakami,Amy Nakashima,Andra Dean,Andrew Nakano,Ann Miyamoto,Ardel Honda,Arlene Yamagata,
Arline Hirahara,Avis Gima
Barbara Baptist,Bessie Shimabukuro,Bert Maedo,Betty Ing,Beverly Davis,Brenda Ignacio, Brenda Kadokawa
Calvin Ishizaki,Calvin Kang,Carl Yasuda,Carol Hamasaki,Carole Masuda,Caroline Andrade, Carolyn Amoy,
Carolyn Chock,Carolyn Eugenio,Charlene Mau,Chester Otani,Clarence Fung,Clarence Shibuya,
Clifford Ching,Clifford Young,Clinton Chung
Dave Sato,Dennis Sakaguchi,Dennis Shibuya,Dolly Afalava,Donald Hiramoto,Doris Toyooka,Douglas Abe.
Douglas Yoshimura,Duane Aguiar
Edward Inea,Edwin Matsui,Edwina Ahn,Elsie Awa,Elsie Oshiro,Elsie Tanaka,Elwood Lim, Ethel Aramaki
Faith Maeda,Frances Mise,Frances Takasaki,Francine Song,Francisco Tambunting,Frieda Taniguchi
Gary Tsukamoto,George Takamiya,Geraldine Barcenas
Irene Rocha
James Mau, Jane Futenma,Jane Mock,Jean Nakamura,Jeanette Sumida,John Rodrigues,June Yanazawa
Karen Fukuji,Karen Iha,Karen Morisawa,Kathryn Mabe,Kenneth Ginoza,Kenneth Matsuura,Kenneth Morimoto,
Kenneth Yoshioka
Lance Ishihiro,LaVerne Nishimura,Lillian Tarumoto,Lorene Watanabe,Louise Lung,Lynne Zane
Madge Stibbard,Mae Nakanishi,Malcolm Ahlo,Manuel Mattos,Marian Tarumoto,Marjorie Mau,Martin Buell,
Matilda Muraoka,Michael Yamaguchi,Muriel Masumura,Myron Kekaula
Naomi Kuramoto,Norman Ginoza;Nathan Chong
Pamela Machida,Patricia Kiyabu,Patricia Yamaguchi,Paul Kimura,Pearl Chun,Pearl Shimooka,Phyliss Tanabe
Ralph Yamasaki,Raynor Tsuneyoshi,Rebecca Paresa,Richard Shinn, Richard Shintaku, Richard Yawata,
Rick Nakamura,Robert Gore, Robert Mito,Robert Moriyama,Robert Nukushina,Robert Yoshimura,Roger Kobayashi,
Ronald Higa,Rosemary DeJesus,Roy Morihara, Roy Okano,Roy Takamatsu,Ruth Kinoshita
Samuel Pang,Sanford Murata,Seda Deguchi,Sharon LaTraille,Sheila Espindola,Shirley Tamashiro,
Stanley Miura,Stella Okamoto
Thomas Murata, Thomas Takushi,Thomas Yamada,Timothy Choy,Tony Ballesteros,Tremaine Lui
Vernon Wong,Violet Chung-Hoon,Virginia Kakazu,Vivian Hirahara
Wayne Kanai,Wayne Yamasaki
Xavier Ching,Xavier Ikei
Yolinda Agaria,Yvonne Tachino

 JUNE, 2014 POSTS - posts, starting with March 2009, are archived in:
June 26, 2014
I believe the reunion committee will be gathering sometime soon to start planning for our 55th reunion in 2015.
As far as I know, out of over 600 classmates who went to WIS-KIS-KHS, just a little over 400 have been located
or accounted for.
Which means there are still 200+ who are still unaccounted for that I'm sure the committee would like to have
more info on.
I'll obtain their names from the committee and post them on the website as soon as I can.
Let the committee or myself know if you know of or have contact info on these unaccounted.
Below the link for Sandy Ishimoto Yamada's obit:
Robert, you're right about how much safer it was back then, not only walking but just about but everything else,
or so it seems.
Don't even recall any class going to Diamond Head Theater... guess I was in the wrong English class.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Digmon
To: Hal-khs60
Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2014 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: 6/15/14

Harold, my sincerest apologies in omitting that fantastic loyal angel Ruth who diligently cared for dear Sandy,
what a heroine of a friend.
Aloha, Gerri Digmon

----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Digmon
To: hal-khs60
Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2014 7:09 PM
Subject: Re: 6/15/14

Mahalo Harold, Tremendous sadness on hearing about the passing of Sandy Ishimoto, what a valiant brave soul.
It was heartbreaking to imagine the health issues that dear Sandy went through.
Sandy held up amazingly well.
Before Sandy's illness I had drinks with Sandy and Ruth at the Elks club and mentioned that we would get together
Who would know that shortly after our meeting, this active personable Sandy would be stricken, we never knew of
this for some time.
Deepest condolences to Sandy's son, Sandy will be dearly missed, may Sandy be at peace.
Chester and Roy are amazing gentlemen who kept us all in touch with dear Sandy.
Me ke aloha pumehana dear Sandy.
Gerri and Jack Digmon

----- Original Message -----
From: Moana Keulana Tremaine Lui Dyball
To: hal-khs60
Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2014 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: 6/15/14

Patricia Matsumoto.
I did a lot of walking myself... fun time it was.
----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2014 9:26 AM
Subject: Re: 6/15/14

Hal: thanks for the info on Vegas, guess we have some new things to see and enjoy when we next visit the land of
winning big.

Ruth: so sorry to hear of Sandy's passing.
She is now out of pain and running around with our other classmates and talking story.
What a good friend you were in staying by her side and helping her.
It was always nice to see her at some of our gatherings.
I will be in Chicago and won't be able to attend her service.
My condolences to her son Jon.
She is in my prayers
----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Gore
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2014 4:46 AM
Subject: Re: 6/15/14

Recently while driving I also realized how much we walked as kids!
We are blessed.
Many areas of the mainland have such weather extremes that walking is not an option.
It was also much safer in those days.
Do any of you remember seeing the play Rashomon at Diamond Head Theater as part of an English class?
That play was a powerful influence in my life.

Aloha from Robert and Brenda!
June 15, 2014
A salute to all the fathers on this Father's Day.
A sad note from Roy and Chester: after a long and valiant battle with her ailment, Sandra Ishimoto Yamada
recently passed away.
Thanks Chester, and glad to have you aboard Faith.
Below a link to pics of the California gathering.
Seems the kids of today are bigger, stronger and faster than our day... but apparently not as conditioned.
I'm sure all that walking most of us did back then accounted for a lot of that difference.
----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Friday, June 13, 2014 9:12 AM
Subject: Fw: Sandy

Sandy passed away on June 8 at Straub Hospital.
The following was sent by Ruth Kinoshita Gushiken.

Service will be Monday, June 30 at 10 a. m., visitation begins at 9 a.m. at Mililani Downtown Mortuary on
Kukui St., behind Longs Drugs.
It is a public svc and obit notice will appear in paper ahead of time.
Her son Jon is holding up remarkably fine tho' I know he must feel a sense of of awful loss and loneliness
and he is just by himself now
I'm helping much as I can to suggest and arrange a bit of nice touches to the svc for Sandy w/out being
overbearing you know. anything you can suggest will help. thanks!

----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
To: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Sunday, June 08, 2014 10:57 AM
Subject: New alumni for Hal's blog


I saw Faith Maeda Shinsato at a Southern California mini-reunion dinner.
I told her about your blog and she was okay with you sending her copies of your blog.

Aloha, Chesta.
----- Original Message -----
From: Hal Oshiro
To: Roy Okano ; Robert Nukushina ; Roger Kobayashi ; Chester Otani
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2014 10:02 AM
Subject: Re: A Long Walk

From Waialae Elementary we would 'cut' through 20th Avenue to Waialae Avenue, going past Thomas Okuhara's
house and I think Calvin Ishizaki's who might have already been living there.
Then we would continue walking home to where Kalani High School is now, about a mile and quarter.
There was a faster way from the school, cutting through an undeveloped area where Times Supermarket and a
portion of Kahala Mall S.C. are now.
Quit taking that as we'd also get harassed when we went through there by the Kaohu family... yep, same family as
Alvin Kaohu
They lived near us on Kalanianaole Hwy about halfway between Kalani H.S. and Star of the Sea School.
That son Alvin, who was a year or two older than us, we kept far clear of as he was already notoriously getting into
One of the younger sons, Walter 'Pancho' Kaohu, became a good friend later in our high school years.
He was one of the first 'Walter Camp' national football honor nominees from Hawaii when he played for Saint Louis
High School.
I used to walk from Kaimuki Intermediate School to our home where Kalani H.S. is now, about two miles, but, as Roy
mentioned, that meant going through Boy's Home territory.
The guys never bothered me but I decided, after seeing some of them looking me over whenever I'd go that way, that
life and limb were far more precious than valor and went other routes or took the bus.
----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Robert Nukushina ; Harold Oshiro ; Roger Kobayashi ; Chester Otani
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2014 9:25 AM
Subject: Re: A Long Walk

Today's kids are wimps and our government makes them so.
I used to walk home from Waialae School to Alaa Place; a walk of over a mile.
I thought nothing of it; in fact, it was fun.
The tough guys from the "Boy's Home" would sometimes chase us and we got home faster.
----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Nukushina
To: Roy Okano ; Harold Oshiro ; Roger Kobayashi ; Chester Otani
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2014 7:46 AM
Subject: A Long Walk

From the first thru the third grade, I walked two miles every day to get home from the old Manoa elementary school
to deep in Manoa Valley.
You mean my parents could have gone to prison?
No wonder I'm short; I wore myself out.
Sixth extinction coming up; Harold might live to see it.
DISCLAIMER: This is not an 'official KHS '60 newsletter' but merely a voluntarily provided vehicle to pass
on information from the reunion committee, as an aside to the primary purpose of providing a focal point for
your classmate 'memories' and communication. Please refer to the Bulldog Bulletins mailed out by the reunion
reunion committee for definitive 'official' information ( most recent issue dated April 24, 2012 ) .

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