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55 Years - Memories: August '15

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


OCTOBER 11, 2015 Sunday : KHS 1960 55th Reunion, Las Vegas, Main Street Hotel 5PM
( 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



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


August 29, 2015

Still time to contact Pearl by this coming Monday, 8/31 to signup for the Las Vegas reunion
and activities/events.
Pearl's old work phone number which is no longer in use, was listed in the April newsletter.
The edited online copy of the April newsletter ( link above ) has her new contact phone number.

Thanks Charlene and Chester, I enjoyed viewing the S. Cal mini-reunion photos as I'm sure
the rest of our classmates will too.

As usual, to drum up anticipation for our October reunion, here's a link to a site with some of
the latest things to know of and to do in Las Vegas.

Some of the items shown on the above website:
Rod Stewart extends Caesars Palace residency into fifth year
Las Vegas Club closing begins Sunday, may finish Thursday
Shannon McCallum of Aria: We have redefined the concept of resort destination in L.V.
‘Million Dollar Quartet’ reaches a grand mark at Harrah’s
Suzanne Somers ends run of ‘Suzanne Sizzles’ at Westgate Las Vegas
Big-cat illusionist Dirk Arthur lands on his feet at Westgate Las Vegas
'50 Shades! The Parody' at Bally's is Still Worth It
Southwest Airlines And The 'Free' Ultimate Vegas Experience
Steve's Las Vegas Quickies
Station Casinos introduces the "$750,000 Free Gridiron Glory" Football Contest
Show Review: Evil Dead The Musical 4D
Show Review: Zumanity
Las Vegas Top Ten Values: August 2015
Legendary comedian and impersonator Rich Little’s hit show ‘Rich Little Live’ extended at the
world-famous Laugh Factory on the Las Vegas Strip.



----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal-KHS
Cc: Muriel Masumura
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2015 7:23 AM
Subject: Re: Reunion meeting

Thank you. It's alright to give out my number to classmates.
The news bulletin had my old number, that's why people have been calling Muriel or Bobbie.

On Aug 28, 2015, at 6:00 AM, Hal-KHS wrote:

Checked the recent blogs and no phone numbers displayed as is my policy.
Checked the link to the copy of the latest newsletter of April 30th.
Sure enough, your old work number is listed on final copy that I uploaded to the website.
That means the old work number is also on the hard copy mailed out to classmates ?
Sorry, didn't have one immediately handy to double check on that.
Don't know how we all missed that if it is your old work number on the latest hard copy.
Will work on correcting just the online copy.
Don't really want to show any phone numbers or email addresses on the emailed blogs,
other than my own for security and privacy reasons.

----- Original Message -----
From: Charlene Mau Kanemoto
To: Hal-KHS
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 6:21 PM
Subject: Re: S. Cal mini-reunion 8/16/15

Thanks Hal for working so hard to post the mini reunion pictures.
That is time consuming on your part.
Appreciate you to keep all of us posted on the blog.



----- Original Message -----
From: Charlene Kanemoto
To: Hal-KHS
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2015 4:37 PM
Subject: Re: S. Cal mini-reunion 8/16/15

On birthday cake picture it was Raynor's wife's birthday & she was surprised when we sang.
We had three Kings Bakery cakes for dessert. Guava chiffon, coconut haupia & lilikoi crunch cake.
They were all yummy!!!
Wished you were there too.

----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
To: Hal-KHS
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2015 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: S. Cal mini-reunion 8/16/15

We were also celebrating Frauke Tsuneyoshi's birthday.
I didn't ask her how old she is.
I never ask women, how old are you?

----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
To: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2015 4:34 AM
Subject: California reunion

Around Tuesday or Wednesday, I'll send you my photos from the California reunion.

Charlene sent you some of her photos.
She sent you some duplicate shots and said you should pick which ones to use.


----- Original Message -----
From: Charlene Kanemoto
To: Hal-KHS
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2015 8:21 PM
Subject: Re: Mini reunion

Hal :

When Chester gets back next week he will be sending his pictures.
The ocean picture is Clifford's backyard.
Later the beach was crowded & also sailboats were sailing.


August 19, 2015

We've sadly lost another classmate, Linda Kawabata

OK Pearl, got it and posting that info.

Apparently the minimum count to secure the banquet room was reached.
Any further sign-ups for the October LV reunion are more than welcome.
Note the closing date of August 31st though, and signup sooner than later.
Contact Pearl via the info contained in the latest newsletter (link above).

Have brought this up before, realizing it's not the most pleasant issue to
bring up, but after 55 years and, for most of us, 73 years of age, this
may be the last full-on reunion some of us may attend due to physical,
and/or mental, and/or other limitations.
The Main Street Hotel & Casino banquet room can easily hold 150 people
or more so don't hesitate to join in.

Paul, hope you were able to contact Pearl and signed up for the reunion.

Great to hear from you Hiroyasu... sorry, I know you go by Hiro now but
Hiroyasu is how I remember you... much like when I hear Harold, I
know it's usually a classmate or someone from way back when.

Well, the S. California group had their mini-reunion this past weekend.
Hoping to see some reports and/or photos of that event from the attendees.



----- Original Message -----
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal-KHS
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 8:00 PM
Subject: Re: Reunion

Still taking reservations for reunion dinner.
Closing date 8/31/15.
Please put on the blog, need more people to signup.
So far 70, would be nice to reach 100.
There are still 6 or so who I emailed and haven't responded.
I should be calling them soon.

On Aug 18, 2015, at 2:16 PM, Hal-KHS wrote:


Dawned on me that there might be other classmates asking a similar question.
Do I tell them it's still OK to send in for a reservation to you or just tell them
to contact you to find out ?
If it's still OK, give me an absolute, drop-dead, cut-off date for reservations...
even though I know that was like yesterday.
I can put that on the blog if you want.


----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Texeira
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 1:29 PM
Subject: Reunion

Is it too late to send in my reservation for the get together at Main Street Station.
Please let me know.

Paul Texeira


----- Original Message -----
From: Hiro Narita
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Sunday, August 16, 2015 2:27 PM
Subject: Re: KHS '60 - newsletter/blog

Dear Hal,

I have not attended a reunion gathering so far but please continue sending any
info regarding it.

Hiro Narita

August 7, 2015

Another unfortunate loss of a classmate.

Missed seeing you at Mito's memorial service, Gerri.
Yes, the rest of us there all commented on how much Mito's yougest son was so much like him.

OK Pam, if not October, we'll see you in September.

Tim, yes those photos did bring a rush of nice memories that I thought were long gone and buried.
Thanks for the kind words but I'm merely passing on whatever comes my way from classmates.



----- Original Message -----
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal-khs60
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2015 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: 7/30/15

Aloha Harold, have been hectic for me with family, visitors etc. but I did want to mention that I did
drop in to see our dear pal Robert at his service and I had a nice chat with Carol.
I could not get over the strong young resemblance of one of Robert's sons.
When I worked at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel we often bumped into each other over the many years
in Waikiki.
Robert serviced our hotel elevators and we had these nice chats that are so special with cherished
Robert had a sweet demeanor with an always warm genuine smile and he was so diligent at his job.
Like many I will miss Robert and I regret not calling him after not seeing him for so long and I
cherish the tote bag that he gave me at the Las Vegas reunion dinner.
Again, deepest condolences to Robert's family.
Pam also emailed me last month that she was returning since her husband is better and I look
forward to seeing Pam again.
Keep well dear friends, malama pono, ahui ho.

Gerri Digmon


----- Original Message -----
From: Pamela Machida Halford
To: harold oshiro
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2015 2:34 AM
Subject: RE: 7/30/15

Hi Hal,

Yes, looking forward to seeing the gang in September.
Unfortunately after having a month of bliss with family and friends I don't think my husband would
appreciate my having more fun in Vegas and possibly losing some $!!! he he he
Plus that my flight back is via LA, Texas, Toronto!

Love, Pam

----- Original Message -----
From: Timothy Y.C. Choy
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2015 8:31 AM
Subject: Re: 7/30/15

Loved Roy Okano's vintage photos of bygone years.... many memories.....

Hal, you are doing a great job keeping all of us informed.

Tim Choy

( 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 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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