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55 Years - Memories: September '15


Accepting Las Vegas October reunion signup until Monday, 8/31/2015

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


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 - link above )


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



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


September 30, 2015

First things first.
I need to express my strongest apologies and regret for a posting on the pbase site.
Not sure how or why but I posted the name of May Yabui Yoshioka as deceased in
Gone But Not Forgotten section.
I was informed almost immediately after that my report of her demise was extremely
premature... I was told she lives on Oahu and is doing quite well, thank you.
Ah me, that embarrasment reminds me of our reunion at the Honolulu Country
Club in Salt Lake many years ago.
Towards the end of the banquet, we were gathered and holding hands in a circle.
Besides the usual alma mater and such there was a moment of silence for classmates
that we had recently lost.
The name of Clifford Ching was tossed in by someone who mentioned reading about it.
Turned out to be another Clifford Ching who received our moment of silence salute.
Lesson learned... eventually, check and double-check.

Extremely generous of you Sonny, for your invite to stay in your home.
From what we've read from Robert and Brenda, they had a great time.
Hope to see you and Terri in Las Vegas next month.

Thanks for the words Doug and Roy, so true.

Betty, sorry to hear you won't be attending the Las Vegas reunion next month.
Yes, that's true, in our early 70s now and there likely won't be many more reunions
ahead for some of us for whatever reasons.

Too bad on the dead end here on your query Tim.
The painting sounds intriguing.
Perhaps Roy Okano may find that description familiar.



----- Original Message -----
From: Sonny Tambunting
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2015 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: 9/26/15

Many thanks for the info.
My invitation still stands.
I can accommodate 4 couples at a time.
Golf, shopping, mini Vegas, all available in Manila.
My home is available... just bring your toothbrush.


From: Roy Okano
Date: Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 10:07 AM
Subject: Doug Savage - Words of Wisdom
To: Hal Oshiro

"The most wonderful places to be in the world are:
In someone's thoughts.
Someone's prayers.
And in someone's heart."

----- Original Message -----
From: Betty (Violet Chung-Hoon) Townsend
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Saturday, September 26, 2015 7:24 AM
Subject: RE: Betty (Violet Chung-Hoon) Townsend

Aloha Hal,
No, unfortunately that is not me... I wouldn't know the first thing about painting. :)
Mahalo to Tim for inquiring.

As far as an answer to your question about attending a reunion... I thought maybe
we could go to the Las Vegas reunion next month.
Unfortunately that is not going to be possible.
I need to attend one before it is too late and I can't do any traveling.
We are planning a trip back home next July... a family reunion on Kaua'i and some
time in Honolulu.
Perhaps there will be something going on then and I can go.
Mahalo for asking.

You mentioning Harriet went to Leilehua for her senior year, jogged my memory.
That is where the church connection is... she attended the Nazarene church in
Wahiawa and there was a connection through the youth group.



----- Original Message -----
From: Timothy Y.C. Choy
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Saturday, September 26, 2015 5:43 AM
Subject: Re: Betty (Violet Chung-Hoon) Townsend


May I impose on you to ask Betty (Violet Chung-Hoon) Townsend whether she ever painted?
I recently picked up a charming, elegant still life of a clear glass vase full of white flowers
with a silver flute next to the vase and the artist's signature is not very clear but it looks
like a V Chun and the remaining letters of the last name aren't clear enough to be read.

Thank you.

Tim Choy

September 26, 2015

As I mentioned to Harriet in my reply to her, we unfortunately either don't know the
whereabouts of or have not been in contact with quite a few of our classmates.
Even more unfortunate and sad that we have also lost many of our classmates.

Passed on a junior class photo of Pauline to Carl and great to see she'll be attending
another reunion.
Carl by the way, for those unaware, has been graciously volunteering his time and
resources to help produce the reunion name tags for many of the reunions.

Betty, didn't realize you had gone through elementary, intermediate and high school
with Harriet.
This would have been her first KHS '60 reunion... hopefully she can still drop by.
As I understand, she went to Leilehua H.S. for her senior year.
Still a classmate though as far as we all are concerned, much like you and so many
others who had gone on to other schools.
Which brings to mind a 'by the way'.... when can we expect to see you at our reunions ?

Great to see the unbelievable timing of good fortune for a classmate immediately after
such an unwanted misfortune.

As usual, to hype and excite the reunion in LV, more of what's happening there.
Issue 879 can be read here:

In this issue:

George Strait to Perform Exclusive Worldwide Concert Engagements at New Las Vegas
Arena Beginning April 22-23, 2016.
Frank Marino celebrates 30 years as headliner on the Strip
Entertainer Derrick Barry: Transforming into Britney Spears takes 90 minutes
Gaming Commission approves regulations for skill-based slot machines
‘Sexxy’ at Westgate Las Vegas is still taking it off en route to 200th show
Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Announces 250K GRAND Slot Tournament
Steve's Las Vegas Quickies
Two knockout Las Vegas shows: ‘Purple Reign,’ ‘Intoxicating Magic’
Wayne Newton’s doors to Casa de Shenandoah open to stars
Big expansion plans as Tao toasts 10 years at the Venetian
"Sea Monsters Revealed" Makes Las Vegas Debut at Shark Reef Aquarium Inside
Mandalay Bay
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Unveils World's 1st "Hangover" Wedding Chapel
Red Rock Resort adds comedy legend Rita Rudner to new Comedy Rocks series
Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas at Hard Rock Hotel Commemorates 25 Years of Rocking in
Paradise with Extended Celebration
Hunger Pains: The Food & Restaurant Section
Kerry Simon was our first, and only, rock ’n’ roll chef
World’s largest Hooters celebrates grand opening at Palms
Brandon Bueltel, general manager: ‘Trevi and Las Vegas are my home’
Tacos & Tequila to Scare Halloween Hangovers Away with Brunch Specials
Big Ern's BBQ to Open Second Location at Fiesta Rancho
Inna Gadda di Pizza and Pawn Donut & Coffee Coming Soon to Pawn Plaza
Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas raises a stein to new OctoberFest burger and beer pairing
Celebrate the Holidays at Andre's and Alize in Las Vegas
Rainforest Café Debuts With a Lava Lounge And Talking Tree
Whoa! Updating the Major Plans for the White Cross Food District
Lavo Casino Club Ready to Get Lucky at the Palazzo



----- Original Message -----
From: Harriet Higa Jerviss
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 8:36 AM
Subject: KHS 60 Reunion

Hi Hal:

Thank you for the invite to your upcoming reunion.
Really wanted to attend but have to take care of some health issues.
My husband Jim and myself may just be able to be on the outside by the bar if I am feeling
up to it that day.
It would be great to see you all, I have been able to see Elsie Tanaka, Carolyn Amoy and
Paul Texeira here.
There are some classmates that I have been curious about, Lorene Goo, my best friend,
Joyce Ashimine, Carol Jean Robello, May Yabui, James Pestana just to name a few.
Just out of curiousity, do you have a list of our classmates that have departed?
Here's wishing you the very best of everything with this reunion, life is indeed too short
and the best of health to everyone!!!

Aloha, Harriet


----- Original Message -----
From: Carl Yasuda
To: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2015 10:13 PM
Subject: Fwd: Name tag

Hal, can you find a pic of Pauline Kekahuna Souza for a name tag?


----- Original Message -----
From: Betty (Violet Chung-Hoon) Townsend
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 6:24 AM
Subject: RE: 9/16/15

Hi Hal,

Nice to see Harriet Higa's name pop up.
First met her at Palolo Elementary then Kaimuki Intermediate and Kaimuki High.
I think there was a church connection too, don't remember for sure.
Have thought about her through the years...

Betty Chung-Hoon Townsend

September 16, 2015

Carol, actually the reunion committee found Harriet... or maybe she found us.
Regardless, great to have her aboard.
Hopefully she may find the opportunity to possibly drop by to say hello at the banquet.

Got it Pearl, my bad on the time noted on the email blog... it's a 5PM start time.

This past Tuesday, there was a get-together at the Pagoda Floating Restaurant set up by Gerri.
Quite a few showed up, including Pamela Machida all the way from E. Canada.
Photos of the get-together are on the pbase website:



----- Original Message -----
From: Caroline Gouveia
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2015 9:29 PM
Subject: Re: 9/12/15 - H-Misc


Omg, can't believe you found Harriet Higa!

In the event she reads your posts, I want to say "Hi Harriet"!!!!
Caroline Andrade here, if I remember correctly we became friends at Palolo Elementary and
continued our friendship through intermediate and high school.
I always tried to time catching the bus that you were on so we could meet up.
Got to go check my old photos, I know I have ninth grade picnic photos with you, Brenda Ignacio,
Karen Bertram, Jimmy Pestana, Gary Gomes, John "Little Man" Gomes, Carolyn Amoy,
and Mel Cabang, among others.
Lots of fond memories!
Sending you lots of Aloha!

Carol Andrade Gouveia

----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2015 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: 9/12/15

Correction: reunion banquet is at 5:00pm NOT 6:00pm.

September 12, 2015

Too bad Harriet won't be able to join us Pearl, remember her well from our Intermediate
and High School days.

Had been trying to ID a classmate in a reunion group photo I posted on the pbase website
a few years ago.
Thanks to the gals who were seated next to her: Elsie, Ann, Charlene, and Karen for their
help in remembering something that happened way back in 1983.

Roy, Doug, how true !
Although, many of those who gossip are actually well-meaning people.
Still, good point: no mo' nuttin good for say, no say nuttin.

Good to hear ( see ? ) from you again Manny, it's been a while.
Yep, we did have a pretty good football team back then,
We'll be waiting to see that Olelo TV segment when it airs.

The most recent 'Everything Las Vegas' has already been posted:

In this issue:

‘Iron Chef’ star Kerry Simon loses battle with MSA, dies peacefully in Las Vegas
Magician Mat Franco headlines at Linq Hotel, lets audience guide shows
Celine Dion’s return to Caesars: Rundown from start to finish
What a relief! The D Las Vegas unveils downtown attraction
Cosmopolitan seeks new lounge experience with avant-garde Clique
Steve's Las Vegas Quickies

Britney Spears gets changes she wanted to ensure new two-year contract
Seeking new venue, ‘Baz’ is leaving Light on Sunday
The Judds are set for nine shows at the Venetian
Golden Gate President Mark Brandenburg: Five gems at Las Vegas’ original casino hotel
IGT and Station Casinos celebrate the 1000th Wheel of Fortune Slots Millionaire
The choice is yours this September with Station Casinos’ $2 Million Shuffle Your Luck giveaway

Downtown Grand Las Vegas Announces Casino Enhancements and New Gaming Promotions
Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Launches New Generous Multi-Level Players Club, DOWNTOWN


How Elvis Presley Was a Part of Las Vegas’ Dining History
Jabbawockeez Returns to Original Home on Las Vegas Strip!
Red Rock Resort welcomes America's funniest comedians with monthly new Comedy Rocks Series
Las Vegas Top Ten Values from The Las Vegas Advisor; September 2015

Show Review: Evil Dead The Musical 4D

Hunger Pains: The Food & Restaurant Section

CRUSH Introduces New Menu Selections To Complement The Change Of The Season
The 12 Essential Las Vegas Sushi Restaurants
The Habit Burger Grill Makes Its Las Vegas Debut Next Week
Bacchanal Buffet's Fancy Pants New Menu Items
A Handy Guide to Fashionable Restaurants in Las Vegas
The 17 Coolest Las Vegas Ice Cream Shops
63 Places To Eat Brunch in Las Vegas
The Most Anticipated New Restaurants Opening in Las Vegas, Fall 2015
The Insane New $25,000 Ferris Wheel Bottle Service at Encore Beach Club
Soon You Can Eat and Drink Swanky Cocktails at the New Lavo Casino Club
Sensi to Refresh with an $850,000 Remodel and Rebranding
Your Handy Guide to Sports Bars with Good Food in Vegas



----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2015 6:51 PM
Subject: Re: KHS 1960 55th reunion

I thought I mentioned at the luncheon meeting she had to cancel at the last minute.
Thanks for sending notice to her anyway.

----- Original Message -----
From: Hal-KHS60
To: Harriet Higa Jerviss
Cc: Pearl Mori
Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 7:04 AM
Subject: KHS 1960 55th reunion

Hi Harriet, hope you remember me as a high school and intermediate classmate.
I help the reunion committee with trying to locate missing classmates among other things.
I also send out email blog/news periodically to many of our classmates, like the most recent one below
Pearl Shimooka Mori told me you may join us at our 55th reunion in Las Vegas.
Regardless if you do or not, I'm sure you'll enjoy the email blog/news.
There are also links to reunion photos and memories within those emails.
Please enjoy and hope to see you in Las Vegas.

Hal Oshiro


----- Original Message -----
From: Elsie Awa Tokuhara
To: Hal-KHS
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2015 5:24 AM
Subject: Re: Classmate ID

Hi Hal,

Yes, the name is correct.
I believe her married name is Arakaki.
She resided a few blocks from me in California in the late sixties.
Did not keep in touch with her after we moved from that area.

Thanks for providing a most informative blog for everyone.
I enjoy reading the latest about our classmates.


----- Original Message -----
From: Karen Iha Chung
To: Hal-KHS
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 6:21 PM
Subject: Re: Classmate ID


The person you're referring to might be Carolyn Nishimura?


----- Original Message -----
From: Ann Miyamoto Ohara
To: Hal-KHS
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 4:40 PM
Subject: Re: Classmate ID

Hi Hal,

The person next to Elsie Awa is Carolyn Nishimura Arakaki.
She lives in Aiea, Oahu.
We attended the reunion in Vegas together.
In fact, I just received a phone call from her today.
Sorry I won't be able to attend this year's reunion in Las Vegas.
Thanks for all the update.

Ann Miyamoto Ohara

----- Original Message -----
From: Charlene Mau Kanemoto
To: Hal-KHS
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 3:53 PM
Subject: Re: Classmate ID

Carolyn Nishimura Arakaki.
That's really an oldie picture.

On Sep 2, 2015, at 6:39 PM, Hal-KHS wrote:

Question on ID of classmate, 2nd from left ( next to Elsie Awa ).
Keep forgetting to ask one of you seated at that table with that unidentified gal.
Bugging me cuz I really do remember the face but the name and placing her escapes me.

Mahalo for any info.



----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2015 11:46 PM
Subject: Doug Savage - Words of Wisdom

"Be careful who you open up to.
Only a few people actually care.
The rest just want something to gossip about."


----- Original Message -----
From: Manuel Mattos jr
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2015 4:00 PM
Subject: RE: 8/29/15

Aloha to all my classmates.
Seeing the two Cliffords brought back real good memorys from our football years.
I still remimber the back to back kickoff returns by Clifford Ching.
Too bad our QB wasn"t any good.
With our team, we would have been in the turkey game.
After our QB, Paul, was replaced by Steven by our dumb coach after the second game, I never caught another pass.
I was told years later by coachs that, player for player, we had the best.
Hope all are in good health.
Still working at St Francis schools.
Our daughter Leialoha is a Jr.
Will be 74 in Nov.
Every day is a gift.
Hope all of you will have many more gifts.
Every Sat. I am at the Moana Hotel with my Weapons.
On Sun. Olelo TV will be at my house filming my Weapons.
Good seeing the two Cliffords again.

Aloha, Manny
God how the days fly by.

( 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,Edwina Ahn,Elaine Carias,Elsie Awa,Elsie Oshiro,
Elsie Tanaka,Elwood Lim, Ethel Aramaki
Faith Maeda,Flora Takamiya,Frances Mise,Frances Takasaki,Francine Song,Francisco Tambunting,
Frieda Taniguchi
Gary Tsukamoto,Gary Yamamoto,George Takamiya,Gerald Morihara,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,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,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,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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