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56 Years - Memories: November '16

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
Upcoming events:

75th birthday reunion(s) sometime next year !

Let me know of any other upcoming event(s) involving our classmates

NOVEMBER 2016 POSTS - posts, starting with March 2009, are archived in:

November 30, 2016

I'm sure we speak for all of our classmates Gerri, in offering our condolences
and sympathies to Wayne Kanai and family for their loss of Carol.

Chester sent me a photo taken with Charlene's iPhone of their mini gathering.
The photo may be seen at the pbase website:

Glad you're enjoying your DVD music Becky, no small thanks to Norman and
the rest.
Was able to pass on copies to George Takamiya, Ken Matsuura, and Carolyn
Watanabe Kaneshiro when I saw them recently.


from: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
date:Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 9:59 PM

Our sincerest deepest condolences to Tofu & his family on the sad passing of Carol.
This always special smiling lady was a charmer in every way & gorgeous.
I always enjoyed speakg w/Carol at Kahala Mall/Las Vegas when we ran into each other.
Carol will be greatly missed by many of us.
Our heartfelt sympathies Tofu.

Gerri & Jack Digmon.

from:Chester Otani
to: hal-khs60
date:Sun, Nov 20, 2016 at 8:42 PM
subject:Mini KHS Gathering

Photo taken by Charlene Mau Kanemoto's iPhone on Saturday, November 19th.
Dinner was at Ten Ten Seafood Restaurant in the city of Artesia in Southern California.

From:Rebecca Paresa Spens Blakley
date:Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 10:19 AM
subject:Re: 11/16/16

Thank you Norman, Hal, Carl, & all who were involved in getting us these wonderful DVDs.
I surely appreciate it.
I now listen & reminisce while I am going about the day sewing, cooking, paying bills, etc.
Brings back a lot of memories.
Thank you so much.
It adds to my day.

Much aloha,

November 16, 2016

Yes Gerri and Roger, unfortunately that was our classmate John.
So many who have left us recently.
Also, while on a trip I ran into and got confirmation from her sister that our
classmate Doreen Sakuma (don't know her married name) passed away
20 plus years ago.

Velma, Mae, enjoy your music DVD as I do with much thanks to Norman, Carl,
and all the others involved in distributing the copies.

Thanks Gerri, I did immensely enjoy the 'Asian' trip and food.
On that aforementioned trip, I was fortunate to attend and participate in a fabulous
festival, along with nearly 2,000 other Hawaii residents who were also there.
That festival, the Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival, is held only every 5 years, this
being the 6th such event, with participants of Okinawan heritage coming from
all over thw world... over 8,000 as I understand, celebrating with tens of thousands
more from the local area for several days... awesome experience... think Honolulu's
local Okinawan Festival on steroids.
Our classmate and my calabash cousin, Bobby Matsuda, encouraged me to go on this
trip as he and his wife were planning to do so too.
Unfortunately, they were unable to attend at the last minute but I did run into several
other classmates and old friends.
George Takamiya and his wife Pat (KHS '61) were in the same travel group as were
2 elementary school classmates of mine, Harold Gusukuma, and Roy Kaneshiro
with his wife Carolyn (Watanabe), our H.S. classmate, also along on the trip.
During the several days of festivities I also ran into Bessie Shimabukuro, Kenneth
(Sarge) Matsuura and his wife, Bert Maedo and his wife, and Virginia Kakazu.
While marching down the main street in the opening day parade carrying one of the
many Hawaii group banners, I heard a voice calling my name from somewhere in
the huge crowd lining the sidewalks... turned out to be Virginia.
George Kaneshiro, KHS '59 grad and brother of our late classmate James, was our
travel group leader.
Also sat, unknowingly and ironically for a while, next to my wife's Mom's neighbor,
in a packed 30,000 seat stadium, for the fantastic opening ceremony.
While in the air-conditioned stadium restroom cooling off from the heat and humidity,
my wife ran into someone with a familiar face.
After a few 'do you know...' and a 'how slim a chance', it turned out to be Virginia.
Crazy small world it can be at times.


from: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
date:Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 4:29 PM

Aloha Harold & dear friends, my deepest condolences to our classmate, John Kotaka
& his family who left us on 9/30.
I did run into John at Foodland market city a while back, he was a nice friend.
Another 1960 KHS great loss.

Gerri/Jack Digmon

----- Original Message -----
From: Roger Kobayashi
To: Pearl Mori ; Harold Oshiro
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2016 7:16 AM
Subject: Our classmate?

"John Mitsuo Kotaka
Posted On November 12th, 2016 - Honolulu Star-Advertiser Obituaries
John Mitsuo Kotaka, 74, of Honolulu, retired meat cutter for Foodland - Market City,
passed away September 30, 2016 at Queen's Medical Center.
He was born in Honolulu.
He is survived by wife, Bertha K., daughter, Laura N. Pilla, brother, James K. Kotaka,
sister, Jo-Ann A. Hikita.
Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
Services 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary".

from: Pearl Shimooka Mori
to: Carl Yasuda
cc:Harold Oshiro, Roger Kobayashi
date:Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 3:44 PM
subject:Velma Kekipi

Velma would like a DVD disk.
Her new address is:


from: Mae Nakanishi Matsushige
to: Hal-KHS60
date:Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 1:02 PM

Thank you, received the DVD.
Norman, thank you, take care
from: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
to: hal-khs60
date: Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 7:51 PM
subject: 10/19/17 Round Table

Aloha, missed you at Romano's Macoroni Grill fun lunch today.
Ron Lee won today's jackpot.
For the record, today Norman's DVD gifts were delivered to Sandy Akiyama,
Carol Hamasaki, Penny Taguchi's husband, & Ruth Kinosita.
Out of my 25 DVDs, I have 10 remaining DVD copies.
Wishing you a fabulous "Asian" (as you corrected me) Holiday and do eat to
your heart's desire.


( List below will be ongoing on each blog and revised as missing classmates are accounted for )


Out of approximately 640 classmates, there are about 170 who are either deceased or whose
status or contact information is possibly known but needs to be confirmed.
But for the classmates listed below currently there is no status or contact information at all
Please let me or Pearl know if you have or know someone who might have this information.
Names are listed alphabetically by last name... middle name or initials are included if available.
Possible current/married last name, with possible name of spouse, follow where applicable.

Anderson JR, Donald C

Bernard, Mary Magdalene; Barrineau, Caroline; Bogden, Daniel; Broome, Robert Lee

Chan, Naomi; Ching, Tamar I

Fujimoto, Thomassina T; Fujita, Marlene Masako (Watson)

Ginoza, Peggy K; Gomes, Barbara Jean L.

Ichimura, Lloyd J M

Kam, Charles K H; Kashiwamura, Gary K; Kawaguchi, Suzanne M (Tanaka);
Kiyabu, Arlene Sonnie; Kuratsu, Ronald N
Lau, Walter Kui; Lawelawe, Herbert Huddy; Lee, Bernice P C; Lee, Jeffrey; Lopes III, Frank

Matsumoto, Patricia (McDonald); Matsushima, Melvin H; McKeown, Chloe Ann K, McCracken, Sandy;
Meyer, Donald S; Michler, John Arthur; Minami, Roy; Miranda, Carmen (Hoomalu Douglas C.);
Mitchell, Emmaline Leimomi; Mitchell, James Enoch Theodore; Muramoto, Hazel S; Murphy, Michael

Nakasone, Roy; Nakatsuka, Nancy K; Nakayama, Barbara; Nishimura, Blanche Y

Onomura, Keiko; Ontai, Carleen; O'Rourke, Jeannie Colleen (Borges)

Pascual, Frances; Payes, Daphne Yvonne; Perkins, Edith Kay; Pinho, Stanley; Pludow, Margaret Ann
Porgatorio, Linda T

Sakuma, Doreen; Saxon, Thelma Ann; Shimabukuro, John M; Shimabukuro, Joyce H;
Shimabukuro, Kenneth M; Shirai, Gail M; Silva, Ronald D; Souza, Earl; Stevens, William;
Stewart, Jeanne; Stone, Kent D; Suemoto, James; Sweeney, Kevin E

Tamashiro, Lawrence T; Tamashiro, Tengan, Stephen K; Texeira, Jimmy; Toda, Goering

Wan, May; White, Calvin Stuart; Wise, James; Wolfe, Wynn Brian; Wozumi, Carol (Kuwanoe)

Ymas, Elaine K I; Young, Geraldine S M

Below are part 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,Allan Shimokawa,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,Audrey Koshiba
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
Earl Tokumura,Edward Inea,Edward Ling,Edwin Matsui,Elaine Carias,Elsie Awa,Elsie Oshiro,
Elsie Tanaka,Elwood Lim, Ethel Aramaki
Faith Maeda,Frances Mise,Frances Takasaki,Francine Song,Francisco Tambunting,
Frieda Taniguchi
Gary Tsukamoto,Gary Yamamoto,George Takamiya,Geraldine Barcenas,Glenn Kaawalauaole
Harriet Higa,Hiroyasu Narita
Irene Rocha
James Mau, Jane Futenma,Jane Mock,Jean Nakamura,Jane Nishimura,Jeanette Sumida,John Rodrigues,
June Yanazawa
Karen Bertram,Karen Fukuji,Karen Iha,Karen Morisawa,Kathryn Mabe,Kenneth Ginoza,Kenneth Matsuura,
Kenneth Morimoto,Kenneth Yoshioka
Lance Ishihiro,Lillian Tarumoto,Lorene Watanabe,Louise Lung,Lynne Zane
Madge Stibbard,Mae Nakanishi,Manuel Mattos,Marian Tarumoto,Marjorie Mau,Martin Buell,
Matilda Muraoka,Michael Yamaguchi,Mollie Rivera,Muriel Masumura,Myron Kekaula
Naomi Kuramoto,Naomi Nelson,Nathan Chong,Nelson Masumune,Norman Ginoza
Pamela Machida,Patricia Kiyabu,Patricia Yamaguchi,Paul Kimura,Pauline Arakaki,Pearl Chun,Pearl Shimooka,
Phyliss Tanabe
Raynor Tsuneyoshi,Rebecca Paresa,Richard Shinn, Richard Shintaku, Richard Yasunaga,Richard Yawata,
Rick Nakamura,Robert Gore,Robert Moriyama,Robert Nukushina,Robert Yoshimura,Roger Kobayashi,
Ronald Higa,Rosemary DeJesus,Roy Morihara, Roy Okano,Roy Takamatsu,Ruth Kinoshita
Samuel Pang,Seda Deguchi,Sharon LaTraille,Sheila Espindola,Shirley Ching,Shirley Tamashiro,
Stanley Miura,Stella Okamoto
Thomas Murata, Thomas Takushi,Thomas Yamada,Timothy Choy,Tony Ballesteros,Tremaine Lui
Velma Kekipi,Vernon Wong,Violet Chung-Hoon,Virginia Kakazu,Vivian Hirahara
Wayne Kanai,Wayne Yamasaki
Xavier Ching,Xavier Ikei
Yolinda Agaria,Yvonne Tachino

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 30, 2015 ) .

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