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56 Years - Memories: March '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:
Annual KHS Foundation fundraiser dinner, Saturday, March 19th, 4:30P - 8:30P
Kaimuki High School cafeteria, dinner service from 4:30P to 6:15P

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

March 27, 20
Almost forgot that it was 7 years ago this month that the blog first saw light.
Hopefully there will be many more to come.

Yes Vernon, I remember Stanley from the numerous reunions and events he
attended with Bessie.
Really nice, friendly guy... our condolencees and sympathies to the family and
her, someone I've known since my childhood days in the Waialae area.

Apologies again Manny, but better late than never as they say.
Hope to hear on a follow-up to your luncheon with her.

Good to hear that Sonny and Carl resolved whatever problems they might have
had with the emails and links.
Anyone else with a similar problem please let me know and I'll do my best to
help out.

As always, fun time at the KHS Foundation fundraiser dinner at the school's
cafeteria this recent Saturday.
Missed taking photos of a few classmates and schoolmates who may have
arrived later or sat elsewhere.
Also missed the entertainment and program in the schoool's auditorium as I
had to leave early.
Below is the link to the KHSF fundraiser dinner photos.

Happy Easter to all.

----- Original Message -----
From: Vernon Wong
To: Cissy Radford ; Harold Oshiro
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2016 2:42 AM
Subject: Stanley Kea

Aloha Cis, Hal

Read in the paper that an old friend of mine and Jimmy Smith's passed away.
Stanley lived next door to Jim on Makaleka Street in Kapahulu.
He graduated from St. Louis College.
His wife, Bessie (Shimabukuro), was a classmate of Hal's.
I met them at a KHS-60 class reunion in Las Vegas a few years ago.

Stanley Paul Kea
Posted On March 25th, 2016 - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
March 6, 2016
Stanley Paul Kea, 77, of Honolulu, a switchboard technician and an
Army veteran, died in Honolulu.
He was born in Honolulu.
He is survived by wife Bessie S. Mukai-Kea; daughters Rhonda Velardo,
Debbie Boots and Laurie Kea; son Leonard M.; stepsons Derek and
Chad Mukai; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: 9 a.m. March 31 at Borthwick Mortuary.
Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences:



From: Hal-KHS60
Date: Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 9:07 AM
Subject: Fwd: Re: 2/28/16
To: Manuel Mattos

OK Manny, finally found your email that was buried deep in my email files.
As I mentioned in my earlier reply to you, I was having problems with my
Lost a few, or thought I did, but found all except yours and promptly forgot
to check again.
Will definitely post yours on the next blog.
Hopefully you can send me an update on your lunch meeting before then.

Mahalo and apologies

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Re: 2/28/16
Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2016 20:25:19 +0000
From: manuel mattos jr
To: Hal-KHS60

Aloha to all my old classmates.
Some little homework today.
Look up Mrs. Yuko O'Reilly on google and the movie, Three Strips in the Sun.
She sees my son who works in Kapolei all the time. .
He mentioned to her what i do.
She gave him her number for me to call her.
Called her about two weeks ago.
She lives in Ewa Beach.
I want to have us make a presentation at Campbell High School's ROTC program.
We are planing to have lunch and having her go with me to do talks in some
schools' ROTC programs.
Looking forward to meeting with this lovely lady
She likes the idea.
She is in her 90's.
Hope all goes well.
Love all Manny

----- Original Message -----
From: Sonny Tambunting
To: Hal-KHS
Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2016 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: Fwd: Newsletter

Yes. it.....many many thanks. ..


----- Original Message -----
From: manuel mattos jr
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, March 07, 2016 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: 3/7/16

Aloha Hal, did you get my e mail blog to you about Mrs. Yuko O' Reilly movie,
Three Stripes in the Sun.
Call me.
Did not see it in your last Blog

----- Original Message -----
From: Carl Yasuda
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, March 07, 2016 9:14 AM
Subject: Links

Hey Hal, thanks. I finally got to see all the latest photos.
I thought it was my computer not being able to open the link

March 7, 2016
There are several other email recipients who haven't been able to receive
or just intermittently receive these email blogs much like those Gmail
email recipients.
Let me know if you or anyone else you know has been having a problem
and I'll try to do the same as I have done for those others.
I thought about what and how to word a request for suggestions and ideas
then realized... well... Pearl has already done so in her post.
So... any ideas, suggestions, etc up to the time we have our next reunion,
whenever that may be, please send them to this blog, or Pearl, or to any
of the committee members.
Somewhat same as above, there are several email recipients who haven't
been able to open some or all of the links within the email blog
In my reply to Takushi in the post below there is one work-around that can
be used to view the photos.
Oh, and Tom... as for thanking Gerri... you just did in your post.
Whoa... June, between you and Bing, and I know a whole bunch of others,
our classmates have shown themselves to be a great and caring, charitable
bunch... opening their homes, lives and hearts to many.

----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal-KHS
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2016 6:58 AM
Subject: Re: Newsletter

Thanks, Hal.
Hope to contact committee after I return from my trip.

On Mar 4, 2016, at 4:56 AM, Hal-KHS wrote:


Dawned on me that you may have meant the email blog 'newsletters'.
If so, judging from the Subject line of your email (Re: 1/31/16),
I'll send you the February email blogs.
Will do this via my Gmail address in case you haven't been receiving
the emails via my address.
There are three other Gmail email recipients who were having
somewhat similar problems.
I've been having to also send them the blog via my Gmail address.
Anyway will do this just for the February ones, so if you still don't
receive any future ones in the next couple of weeks or so, let me know.


Good idea on putting that out on the blog.
Will have to think on it a while to figure out best way to word it.
Jiminy... 75... whoddathunk 55+ years ago.


----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Sonny Tambunting
Cc: hal-khs60
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2016 9:07 PM
Subject: Newsletter

Aloha Sonny:
Nothing in the works yet. We will all be 75 next year.
Would love to put together something.
Will see what the committee says.
However, suggestions are always welcome.

Hal, maybe you could put it out on the blog, the more ideas the better the
less the committee has to think ( ha! ha!)
Cruise around the islands.
Another Vegas trip or someplace else.
Casino night.


From: Hal-KHS
To: Pearl Shimooka Mori


Thought I'd pass on for you to answer instead... you know... official
word and all.

----- Original Message -----
From: Sonny Tambunting
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2016 2:56 PM
Subject: Re: 1/31/16

any latest newsletters. you all. ...

----- Original Message -----
From: Thomas Takushi
To: Hal-KHS
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 3:00 PM
Subject: Re: 2/28/16

Hi Hal,
Okie, dokie it work out really well this time.
No problem this time pictures came really nice.
Yeah, it was fun to reminisce about the good ole days when we were all
younger and probable a little more fullest.
Thanks to Gerri, we at least get to see some of our old high school friends.
Yeah, like you mention that I guess due to time constrain, we cannot
further our conversation to cover a lot of our pass experiences.
Well, thank Gerri for again putting on a great luncheon to meet and talk
to our classmates.
Oh, and thank you Hal for taking time to take all those photos for us to
view and enjoy.
So, until the next luncheon or get together mahalo and I'll see you guys
on the next rerun.

From: Hal-KHS
To: Thomas Takushi


Sorry about that, it has to do with how various software sometimes
manipulates URL links.
I've had numerous email recipients experiencing the same thing,
including myself on my Gmail and other accounts.
If it happens again, simply highlight and copy the link then paste it
into your internet browser's address bar line at the top.
Or, you can paste it into a search bar line... Google, Bing, etc.
On the Google search, a lot of the photos on the Pbase site are
semi-private and thus sometimes not searchable.
Anyway, below is the link to the Longhi's luncheon to save time.
Great to talk story with you that day, will need to that more often.

----- Original Message -----
From: Thomas Takushi
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 7:14 AM
Subject: Re: 2/28/16

Hi Harold,

Just to let you know that I couldn't open your site to see those photos you
took at our last luncheon at Longhis in Ala Moana shopping center.
I tried Google search but no luck.
Thanks, I'll be waiting to read your reply as why I can't link to your site
to see those photos.


----- Original Message -----
From: June Yanazawa Kobayashi
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, February 29, 2016 4:26 PM
Subject: Re: 2/28/16

So sorry to hear the news about Edwina Ahn.
It is always sad to hear about losing another classmate.

Bing, I didn't realize you started such a wonderful Chinese New Year
tradition in DC!
You mentioned my Christmas celebration here in LA ... that too has
evolved into a tradition.

Around the same year you started your celebration over there (1974),
I was working as a bookkeeper at Benihana Restaurant and just
before Christmas a bunch of my coworkers started discussing their
Christmas plans.
I realized that there were a few guys who were here from Japan and
were alone.
So I announced that I was having a Christmas party at my house that
was open to anyone who wanted to come and jokingly called it
"Christmas for the Orphans".
The only condition was you had to be an “orphan” ... in other words,
no one to celebrate with and nowhere to go.
Not wanting to embarrass anyone, I said that no RSVP was necessary
and to just show up.
I also mentioned the party to another friend who had just broken up
with her boyfriend and I think one or two others who were not
currently in relationships.

Expecting maybe a half dozen or so at the most, I just made some food
and waited.
People started coming, and coming, and coming!
Somehow, the word got passed along and I ended up with a whole variety
of “orphans”.
Even the guy who cut my hair showed up.
We soon ran out of food and after digging out whatever I had in my
refrigerator, we ordered in pizza and someone went out to get more beer.
The final count was more than 20 people and it was one of the best
Christmas I've ever had!

Over the years, "Christmas for the Orphans" has turned into
"New Years Open House".
It's still no RSVP, just show up.
We usually end up with around 40 people, different ones every year.
Some of the original ones from that first Christmas still come.
This year, Raynor Tsuneyoshi was here.
By the way, his wife Frauke makes the best German pastries you have
ever tasted!
We also had four generations of one family from the great grandparents
to their great grandchild, one first timer who had just lost her Mom and
was sad at the prospect of not being able to eat any traditional Japanese
New Years food, and a couple who drove over a 150 miles one way from
their home in Santa Barbara.

If any classmates are in the LA area at the beginning of January next year,
you are welcome to come join us!

( 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

Dang, Priscilla Ann

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

Ginoza, Peggy K; Gomes, Barbara Jean L.

Ichimura, Lloyd J M

Kai, Mollie L (Sheridan); Kam, Charles K H; Kashiwamura, Gary K
Kauwe, Arlene M (Gonzales); 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
Rivera, Mollie Mazie
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, Milton M; 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,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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