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55 Years - Memories: July '15

( April 30, 2015 reunion newsletter - hard copy sent out by mail )


AUGUST 16, 2015 Sunday : KHS 1960 California reunion, Oxnard 11AM

OCTOBER 11, 2015 Sunday : KHS 1960 55th Reunion, Las Vegas, Main Street Hotel 6PM
( Further details on Unity House travel package in latest official newsletter )

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

  JULY, 2015 POSTS - posts, starting with March 2009, are archived in:

July 30, 2015

No fo'get ! Call or email Pearl, myself or any reunion committee member to sign up for
our October LV reunion events... by tomorrow !

Mahalo Roy and Doug... I would add though that 'telling' someone of your appreciation is
probably even better... for yourself and the person being appreciated ( or maybe that's
what Doug meant ).

The usual link below to upcoming LV doings to plan ahead for our October visit.

Lastly, for July's blogs which have been few and brief, Roy's offering is one many of you
have probably seen a few times but - as they say in many an email - worth seeing again.
I won't normally post these kinds of links, but... as I said it's been kinda slow on the blog
this past month with not many emailing in specifically for the blog.
There are at least 1500 photos of old Hawaii, mostly of Waikiki and the surrounding area
and most of those during the 1950s & 1960s.
Brings back a lot of memories, many of which I remember amazingly well.


----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 9:19 AM
Subject: Doug Savage - Words of Wisdom

"Being told you're appreciated is one of the simplest and most uplifting things you can hear".

----- Original Message -----
From: mrvegas98 via EverythingLasVegas
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2015 1:06 PM
Subject: Everything Las Vegas Issue 876 is now posted

Everything Las Vegas Issue 876 is now posted here:

In this issue:

It’s ‘L.V. Live,’ and a new Monte Carlo, as MGM Resorts reshapes the Strip
MGM Resorts Announces Development Plans For 5,000-Seat Theater at Monte Carlo
Red Rock Resort makes USA Today’s Top 10 list of best U.S. casinos
Nathan Burton celebrates 10th anniversary of ‘Nathan Burton Comedy Magic’
Jeff McBride: The art of magic is exploding in Las Vegas
‘Fantasy’ dancers are ready to heat up summer in Las Vegas
‘Legends in Concert’ showcases solid lookalikes, soundalikes
Extraordinary ‘Baz’ shines bright at Light in Mandalay Bay
Texas Station celebrates 20 years of serving locals
Show Review: Reba, Brooks& Dunn
Hotel Review: Westgate Resort & Casino
Hotel Review: The Linq
"No Mas Pantalones Brunch" and Mix & Match Tacos Now at Mercadito
It's Showtime! TREVI Introduces Ticket Promotion And Late-Night Happy Hour
Las Vegas Cheap Eats 2015: 18 New Cheap Restaurants To Try Now
59 Places To Eat Brunch in Las Vegas — July 2015
A Handy Guide to Hot Dogs in Las Vegas
The 17 Iconic Burgers in Las Vegas
A Handy Guide to Barbecue in Las Vegas
What's the best way to spend $10 in Las Vegas?
Try a buffet, in particular, the Feast Buffet at Santa Fe Station.
See What The Buffet Inside Buca Cafe Italiano Looks Like
Fantastic Indoor Swap Meet Restaurants, 11 A.M. on Sunday
La Rue Marché Café Now Serving 'Bold Flavors from Around the World'
School's Back in Session at the New Public School 702
Look to Fall for Mirage's New Center Bar & Parlor Lounge

----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Roy Okano
Sent: Saturday, July 11, 2015 4:10 PM
Subject: Fw: Old Hawaii

Talk about Hawaii in our youthful days ... this should give you pause. Enjoy!

​P​hotos of Old Hawaii! sure to browse to left corner of each photo for caption and date...
​....​pleasant and memorable...

July 10, 2015

Got it Pearl... deadline to sign up for October Las Vegas events is July 31st to ensure a timely
submittal of a head count for reservations.
Please contact Pearl via email or phone, or email me, to sign up.

Thanks on behalf of the Mito family for those kind words Arline.
The classmates I managed to spot at the memorial were Pearl Shimooka, Muriel Masumura,
Barbara Baptist, Marjorie Morimoto, Edwina Ahn, Melvin Kaneshiro, and Robert Matsuda.
Found out from Edwina that her son worked with Mito, as we called him in our earlier years and
as he preferred.
Mel and I were good buddies along with Mito and a few others from our early teens and quite a few
years beyond.
Except for reunions and such, I pretty much lost contact with Mito and the rest a little after Mito's
wedding to his beautiful bride Carol.
Sad to lose a good friend but glad to know he no longer is suffering from his long illness.
Side note... Carol and some of the family left for a Japan trip the day after the memorial.
Something that Bobby had planned and set up probably knowing full well he wouldn't be joining them.
That's the Mito I will remember.

Great Pam... look forward to seeing you here in Honolulu in September... and by the way, LV is on
your way back home and just a few weeks beyond your Honolulu trip : )


----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 10:38 PM
Subject: Reminders

Deadline coming up for events set for October Vegas Reunion is 07/31/15.

----- Original Message -----
From: Arline HIrahara Gokan
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: 7/1/15

Condolences to Carol on the passing of her dear husband Robert (Bobby).
He and she did participate in most of the class reunions with generous contributions.
He will surely be missed.

----- Original Message -----
From: Pamela Machida Halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 11:46 AM
Subject: RE: 7/1/15

Hi Hal,

Was planning to come in April/May but my husband didn't want me to go and leave him while he was
recovering from his stroke on 2/22.
I think he was scared of being alone and not sure if he could drive.
So I stayed home but figured I'd better get to Hawaii while the sun was still shining and no snow around.
At first thought I'd come Jan./Feb. but decided to go August 25 - September 26.
So, no, I didn't skip out on you at the luau that I really wanted to go to!!!
Will email Gerri about my trip.

Love, Pam

July 1, 2015

Another passing of a classmate, one I knew well and was close with in our early teens.
Many of you will remember the friendliness and extreme generosity of Bobby and Carol whenever
they attended our reunions.

Thanks Roy and Doug for the words of wisdom.

Proving once again Vernon, one will more than likely see a familiar face while in Las Vegas.
I totally agree, Amy is a great gal who will go out of her way to say hello whenever she sees a

Yes Pam, sad to see so many of our classmates and friends are no longer with us, we will miss
them dearly.
I was also disappointed that I didn't see you at the luau reunion in May, or did you sneak in and
leave before I could see you ? : )
Believe you mean seeing us in October in LV, but September in Honolulu would be great too.

Aloha all, please do take care,

----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2015 10:59 AM
Subject: Doug Savage - Words of Wisdom

"Hating people takes too much time. Forgive them. Not because they deserve it, but because you
are on a higher level than they are."

----- Original Message -----
From: Vernon Wong
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2015 2:46 AM
Subject: Aloha, Hal

Ola! Hal

I´ve been out of touch with the blog for some time, but still enjoy reading all goings on.
Last week I was in The Cal in Las Vegas, visiting with two of my sisters who flew in from Hawaii.
We had a grand time during their short stay.
While I was choking down an ice creme cone upstairs, I heard someone call my name.
It turned out to be classmate Amy Morioka.
What a lovely lady she really is!
I was surprised that she remembered me.
We chatted for awhile, and I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed our talk.
Just thought I´d pass that tidbit of info to you, and say that I look forward to seeing all in October.

Fondest Aloha, Vern

----- Original Message -----
From: Pamela Machida Halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Friday, June 19, 2015 3:02 PM
Subject: RE: 6/19/15

Hi Harold,

I checked out our classmates who've passed on and was surprised to see some of those names as
I had forgotten (maybe didn't know) that they had passed.
How come we're the lucky (?) ones to still be able to see the gang at our reunions?
Thank you for all your work (and the committee). I really appreciate it!
Hope to see you in September!

Love, Pam

( 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
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,Gary Yamamoto,George Takamiya,Geraldine Barcenas
Irene Rocha
James Mau, Jane Futenma,Jane Mock,Jean Nakamura,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,LaVerne Nishimura,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,Nathan Chong,Nelson Masumune,Norman Ginoza
Pamela Machida,Patricia Kiyabu,Patricia Yamaguchi,Paul Kimura,Pearl Chun,Pearl Shimooka,Phyliss Tanabe
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 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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