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57 Years - Memories: July '17

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:

Golf Tournament: Friday, OCTOBER 13, 2017, 10A, Black Mountain, LV, NV
Golf Tournament: Monday, OCTOBER 16, 2017, 9:30A, Wild Horse, LV, NV

Vegas Vance Tours: Saturday, OCTOBER 14, 2017, 9A, LV, NV
Slot Tournament: Saturday, OCTOBER 14, 2017, 6P, Main Street Station, LV, NV

75th birthday reunion: Sunday, OCTOBER 15, 2017, 5P, Golden Nugget LV

Balance due by July 20, 2017 for those who already signed up and paid their $300 deposit.

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

JULY 2017 POSTS - posts, starting with March 2009, are archived in:
July 27, 2017

Got it Pearl.
Below is the link to the website she referred to.
Below is a video of one of their performances to give an idea of what they're like.

Mahalo to all who expressed their condolences to the loved ones of the classmates we have lost or
to the classmates who have lost loved ones, whether here or elsewhere or just by their thoughts.

That happiness was so apparent Bing, as we never saw otherwise whenever we met.
Do take care, long-time, life-time friend.

Below a link to current and upcoming events and activities in Las Vegas.


Subject: Reminders
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:59:40 -1000
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Harold Oshiro
CC: Muriel Masumura

Last chance for room reservations at Main Street is 8/14, must do full package plane & hotel.

Deadline for Golden Nugget dinner is 9/1/17.

Planning show at The Venetian Friday 10/13/17 called Human Nature Jukebox
Cost $75-$125 transportation fee pending.
See website attached.

Subject: Re: 7/15/17
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:33:11 -0700
From: Elsie Tanaka Ayers
To: Hal-KHS

Just read obituary on Orlando Barcenas.
I didnt know you had such a gifted brother as never heard you speak of him before.
Knew only Erlinda who also passed away at a young age.
Gerri, please accept our deepest condolences to you and family.

Jack and Elsie Ayers

Subject: Reminder
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:05:56 -1000
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Harold Oshiro
CC: Muriel Masumura

Deadline for Vegas banquet is 09/01/17.

Subject: Re: 7/15/17
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:04:09 -1000
From: Pearl Shimooka Mori
To: Hal-KHS

Please also forward my condolences to Bing.
She lost a soulmate who everyone he came in contact with adored him for his with and friendliness.
May he rest in peace, he will be missed.

From: Carol Chock Tom
Date: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 12:33 PM
Subject: Re: Re: 7/14/17
To: halinhi808

Thanks, Hal for passing Jane's message on so that we can connect again.
It's been so many years!
Also, my condolences to Betty Ann.
What a shock and loss for her.
May comfort and peace be restored to her as she grieves this great missing piece in her life.
My prayers are lifted up for her and his family.

Subject: Re: 7/15/17
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:03:35 -1000
From: Rebecca Paresa Blakley
To: Hal-KHS

Aloha Hal:

First, thank you for taking on the task this newsletter.
It must take a lot of time, but the classmates do appreciate your diligence.

Secondly, please pass on to Gerri my deepest sympathy on her brotherís passing.
Unfortunately, I only get to see her sparingly, and that is why I enjoy receiving your emails.
Of my 75 years, think Iíve known Gerri since we were 12 at Kaimuki Intermediate School.
That makes 62 years - more than some peoplesí lifetimes.
As I live on Maui, I donít get to run into former classmates very often, but Gerri is one of those
whenever I see her, itís like it was yesterday.
Please pass on my heartfelt condolences to her and her family.
Although I did not know Hank, I feel like I did thru all the letters Bing wrote and shared
throughout the years.
I did meet them at the 50th reunion though.
Again, my aloha goes out to her and their loved ones.
And James Rathburn, what can one say?
I remember him as quiet, tall and very nice.
Sorry to hear about his passing too.
The deaths of each are a reminder to us how fragile life is.
So enjoy it while we can for we never know what tomorrow will bring.

Thank you Hal for keeping us abreast of KHSís Class of 1960 news.
Brings a smile to my face whenever I read it.

Much Aloha,
Becky Paresa

Subject: Re: 7/15/17
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:12:43 -0400
From: Betty Ann Ing Bradshaw
To: Hal-khs60

Thank you all for your thoughts on Hank, my partner of 40 years.
Very few couples we knew were as happy as we were.

Subject: Re: 7/15/17
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:42:08 -0700
From: Brenda Ignacio
To: Hal-KHS

Aloha, all,
It is always so sad to hear of a classmate, a spouse or a family member's passing.
It is also sobering to accept that we are all at the age that makes life more fragile.
Robert and I have soldiered our way through this realization and are very compassionate to others
facing loss of loved ones.
To each classmate who has endured such sadness, we send our love and condolences and cyber hugs.

Brenda and Robert Gore

July 15, 2017

Thanks for the update Raynor, still shocked at the sudden passing of Hank.
Following is a link to the attachment referred to by Moon Tran.
Moon as I recall is the 'adopted niece' and close friend of Bing and Hank.

Hi Jane, below is the link to the latest Bulldog newsletter with a sign-up form attached.

Our sincere condolences also to Gerri and her family for their loss, Vernon.

Mahalo, will be passing on the condolences from classmates.

Appropriate words Doug, we tend to appreciate people more after they've gone, show that appreciation before it's too late.
Take care of yourselves and your loved ones everyone.


From: Raynor Tsuneyoshi
Date: Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 3:09 PM
Subject: Fwd: Update on Hank
To: Hal Oshiro

Use this info at your discretion, Harold.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Moon Tran"
Date: Jul 9, 2017 4:55 AM
Subject: Update on Hank
To: Raynor Tsuneyoshi

Hi Jeremy, Ray, and Suzan

The coroner came back on Thursday and stated that Hank died of a heart attack.
Bing and Hank brothers met with the funeral home on Saturday and will meet with the church on Tuesday to finalize details for
Hankís service.

The attached is a brief obituary announcement with picture that will be ran in the Washington Post this week.
Visitation (10am) and service (11am) is scheduled for Tuesday, July 18th at Calvary Episcopal Church, 820 6th Street NE DC
20002 with a repast to follow after the service.
More details on where flowers can be sent, etc. will follow in the next couple of days.

Bing and Hankís address and phone number is below.

Betty I. Bradshaw
Washington DC 20016
Landline: 202.***-****
Bingís Cell Phone: 202.***-****


Subject: Re: 7/4/17 W-Gmail
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 16:39:50 -0700
From: Jane Kamiya
To: Hal-KHS60


How do I make reservations for the Golden Nugget?

May I get contact information for Pamela Kim, Ethel Aramaki, and Carolyn Chock?

Thank you!
Jane (Higa) Kamiya

From: Vernon Wong
Date: Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 2:11 AM
Subject: Condolences to Geri
To: Harold Oshiro, Carl Yasuda

Just read in the StarAdv. that Geri's brother, Orlando, passed away in New York.
Please pass on sincerest condolences to Geri and ohana.


Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 22:38:00 -0400
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: Hal-khs60

Harold, I have not received your blog but got a call about this distressing news today about Betty's Hank suddenly passing away.
Terribly sad especially having the pleasure of seeing Hank and Betty at the Natsunoya lunch.
I enjoyed my brief conversation and snapshot of Betty and personable Hank.
Lovely gentleman and a tremendous loss to Betty and we all who knew Hank.
Jack and I send our deepest condolences to Betty and Hank's family.

Aloha me ke aloha pumehana.
Jack and Gerri Digmon

Subject: Re: 7/9/17 W-Gmail
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 21:08:48 -0700
From: Elsie Ayers
To: Hal-KHS

To Dear Betty Ann.......I am so sorry to hear of Hank's passing. He was such a vibrant soul, who was your partner and soulmate.
God must have had some important plans for him, but what a shock that it was so sudden.
Your classmates join your family and friends in solemn prayer.
We ask the Lord to give you strength at this time and please know that we are all joining in prayer for you.

Elsie Tanaka Ayers

Subject: Re: 7/9/17 W-AOL
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2017 17:50:50 -0400
From: Robert Nukushina
To: hal-khs60

I remember James Rathburn; he was also another "Gentle Giant".
He would break up fights on the playground if he was around at Kaimuki Intermediate School.
He was a really nice guy, but you wouldn't want to get him angry.
I used to play "football," with a tennis ball, with him and others on the large playground in the middle of the school.
On the Internet I watched other high school graduates who went back to their high school and couldn't find their time capsule.
Did we ever find ours?

Subject: Re: 7/9/17 H-Yahoo
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2017 18:54:45 +0000 (UTC)
From: Roy Okano
To: Hal-KHS

Though I've met Hank only once, he was truly a down-to-earth guy and left an lasting impression.
Even Jo-Anne commented he was a wonderful human-being; cordial, friendly and well-read.
He will be missed by many I'm certain.
Life is so fragile that we need to savor every precious moment we have and live it to the fullest.
My condolences to Betty-Ann and family.

"Let us dream of evanescence and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things." - Okakura Kakuzo

Subject: Re: 7/9/17 E
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2017 14:13:02 -0400 (EDT)
From: Pamela Machida Halford
To: Hal-KHS

Hi Hal,

Was so sad to read of Bing's husband's passing.
Just saw her at the Natsunoya Tea House reunion in May - hadn't seen her since graduation - and didn't meet but saw her husband there.
How sad for her.
Want her to know how sorry I am for her loss.
Can I get her address or can you just relay my message?

Love, Pam Machida Halford

From: Doug Savage Yoshimura
Date: Sun, Jul 9, 2017 at 8:33 AM
Subject: Doug Savage - Words of Wisdom
To: Hal Oshiro

Doug's monthly Words of Wisdom.

"Appreciate people who make you smile."

July 9, 2017

Stunned and shocked at the sad news of Hank's passing.
As Raynor mentioned, Hank looked fit and was his usual smiling self when we saw him at the teahouse reunion.
We will miss this gentle giant, someone you couldn't help liking when first meeting him.
Our deepest sympathies and condolences to Bing and the family.

Great interview Manny, and very informative too.
Look forward to more shows like it.


Subject: Re: 7/4/17
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2017 18:17:34 -0700
From: Raynor Tsuneyoshi
To: Hal-KHS


You probably have been informed by now but Betty Ann's husband, Hank, passed away suddenly 3 days ago.
He left their apartment at around 3pm DC time to go on some errands.
One of the staff from the apartments found him not long thereafter.
He was slumped over the steering wheel of his car, engine running but he was gone.
I've known him for over 20 years and for a guy who was born, raised in the DC area he was filled with Aloha.
Sad is that Betty Ann and Hank were looking forward to travelling the world as she had just retired.
I got together with them at June (Yanazawa) and Steve Kobayashi's home in their way back from the Hawaii '60 grad gathering
and he seemed fit as a fiddle.
We have lost a good guy from our Ohana.


Subject: Re: 7/4/17
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2017 20:03:42 +0000
From: Manuel Mattos
To: Hal-KHS

Aloha to all.

Google , the show is , ' Before there were Lawyers there were Warriors '.
Let me know if you like it.
I will be doing more shows like that.

God Blesss all,

Below is a link to what Manny is referring to:
( )

July 4, 2017

Noting the passing of another classmate.

July 20th is the deadline for balance due on the Unity House travel package.

Great to hear you and Robert are settling in nicely to your new neighborhood Brenda.

Here's a link to what's happening at the moment in LV for those living there and those headed that way.

Have a great and safe 4th of July everyone !


Subject: sonny tambunting offer
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:34:26 -0400
From: Brenda Ignacio Gore
To: hal-khs60

Aloha, Hal, et al,

Where has this year gone so quickly?!
Before long, October will be here, and we will all be looking at each other with such affection and, appreciation for still
being on the earth plane.
It is always a jolt to learn of the passing of classmates, a sobering reminder to live our lives fully and with abundant aloha.

Hal, I seem to have lost your last email with updated information, wherein Sonny Tambunting, aka Jesus Francisco
Tambunting, kindly invited the cheering squad to a group dinner.
Robert and I would love to join him in what would surely be a cheerful gathering, LOL.
We hope and pray that those still in existence will be able to find a mutually good time to honor his invitation.
Sonny is always fun and positive to be with!
At any rate, this is a big thank you to Sonny for the thought!

We are adjusting to our first summer in Henderson, Nevada.
You may have seen that we have had a few days of record-breaking temps of 117 degrees!
It's quite hot, except that humidity is so very low that it feels like stepping into the oven to bake ourselves without gravy.
Thank goodness we have a pool and can cool off when it's safe to go outside, usually after sunset.

On the bright side, we are having quite a lovely time adjusting to our retired life and taking road trips without falling
into the Pacific ocean.
Visited Solvang, CA and Santa Barbara recently with our beloved Sheltie Kaimana, who showed us how well he travels!
We also enjoy being two doors down from granddaughter Sofia and being her transportation and family support when
her mom's away flying with Hawaiian Airlines.

We send our love to all of our classmates and hope to see many at this next reunion!

Aloha piha,
Brenda (Ignacio) and Robert Gore

June 17, 2017

Thanks Muriel, I'll try to post that reminder again before the deadline.
Also a reminder to sign up as soon as for those attending but traveling on their own.
October 15th may seem still quite a ways away but it's surprising how quickly the days pass.
As we age the clock advances at a faster pace or so it seems.
Remember when we would wish the clock hands would spin a little faster when we were teenagers ?
Now I'm sure most of us would prefer each passing day to go a little longer if not slower.

Hal 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
Please refer to the Bulldog Bulletins mailed out by the reunion reunion committee
for definitive 'official' information ( most recent issue dated March 18, 2017 ) .

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
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 Higa, 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

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