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59 Years - Memories: November '19

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:

The year 2020 is just around the corner and our 60th reunions with it

* May 3, 2020, 10A to 1PM at Hale Ikena, Ft Shafter, Honolulu *

* Las Vegas - planned for early October or mid November in 2020 *

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


NOVEMBER 2019 POSTS - posts, starting with March 2009, are archived in:


November 28, 2019

Hope this finds all enjoying today and a meal with family and/or friends.

The subject of the reunion venue location in LV has been recently brought up by the reunion committee.
One thought has been to keep it within the area where it has been all these past years which would be the downtown area.
Another thought would be to do it differently this time and have it at another area other than downtown LV.
The Strip comes to mind although most venues there would likely be fairly more expensive.
The areas outside of downtown and The Strip also were being considered.
These would be something like Sunset Station, Red Rock, Green Valley, South Point, Sam's Town, etc.
Those would be more attractively priced than The Strip but likely a bit more than downtown.
Transportation would also be a concern for anything outside of downtown if the majority were to have accommodations there.
But it was mentioned that a chartered bus could be arranged much like the side excursions taken during past LV reunions.

To assist the reunion committee with the choice of venue, it was suggested to do a survey of the classmates for their opinion.
The survey on the website below is volunteered and hosted through my account.

Note that this survey will be done anonymously and we won't know who will be taking part in the survey.
As such it's been requested that you take part in the survey only once to ensure it is as accurate as possible.
At the same time we would like as many as possible take part in the survey to ensure it represents the opinion of the majority.
Remember, the majority opinion will likely determine the choice of venue for the reunion committee.
So also remember, as they say in Hawaii, ' No vote... No grumble '. Mahalo !

Good to hear from you Tremaine and great to hear you're enjoying the blog and life.


Subject: Re: 11/17/19
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2019 06:12:02 -1000
From: Moana Dyball
To: Hal-KHS60

Hi Hal

Thanks for the update.
I’m at my Waimanalo home enjoying life as usual.
Been here since June.


November 17, 2019

Thanks Gerri.
Link to Clifford 'Slug' Young's obituary below

Beautifully worded highlight description of the classmate and friend we knew and will miss deeply.

Thanks Gerri, sounds like I missed out on not only great food but fun times with classmates.

Great to hear from you Marjorie and happy to know you're enjoying the blog.

Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving week everyone.

Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2019 17:55
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal-khs60

Harold FYI, Slug's obit will b in this Sun paper.
Take care.


Subject: Round Table Lunch 11/11/19 Kanu seafood/sushi Buffet
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:16:17 -1000
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: Harold Oshiro

Harold,everyone’s enjoying a long “good tasting” numerous assortment of Japanese unusual lunch dishes & fun casual conversation w/old pals in this beautiful spacious venue.
Here’s sending warmest wonderful bountiful Thanksgiving & Holiday Season wishes to you & your families.
Keep safe & Much Blessings in 2020🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺

Gerri & Jack Digmon

Subject: Re: 11/10/19 W-Yahoo
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 15:13:53 -0500
From: Marjorie Mau Partridge
To: Hal-KHS60

Thanks for the update on how things are going.
I really look forward on all your updates

November 10, 2019

Thanks for the info/update Gerri.
That's a long time to wait to say a final goodbye to an old friend and classmate.
Sad that he didn't make it to his 77th birthday on this coming Christmas Day.
I've remembered his birth date and thought it was awesome since our elementary days.

Good to hear on Sam's whereabouts Pearl, as we've been concerned on not hearing from or about him in quite a while.
Hopefully he'll have a bit of recovery from his situation.
Anyone wishing to get in touch with Sam Pang please contact Pearl or myself.
Will pass on the necessary contact info.

Thanked Cliff Ching on his understanding of the recent erroneous posting.
He was also referencing the first erroneous news at our 20th reunion nearly 40 years ago.
Back then at the end of the reunion banquet in Honolulu, classmates formed a circle in remembrance of those who had passed on.
Someone blurted out that they had seen an obit for a Clifford Ching in the news.
Of course, months later, we found out - from Clifford Young no less - that Cliff Ching sure seemed alive.
This time around while on a trip, I heard in the 3rd person, or more likely the 4th, news of Cliff Ching's supposed passing.
Shows how easily things get lost or crossed up in transition.

Nuk, other than a possible service in Utah and the Honolulu one mentioned by Gerri, I have no info on anything else.
Will pass on whatever info I receive.

You all may (or may not) notice that I've composed this blog in a larger font than usual as requested by some classmates.
If this then becomes a problem in any way let me know.
If not, no need to respond and I'll leave the font size as it is now.


Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2019 01:03:47 GMT
From: Gerri Barcenas Digmon
To: hal-khs60

Aloha Harold & friends, Re our dear Pal "Slug" Cliff Young.
Sad info FYI at this time.
Cliff's HONOLULU services will b scheduled sometimes next June.
Details/updates to b advised.

Aloha, Gerri Digmon

Subject: Re: Class of 1960
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2019 09:59:47 -1000
From: Pearl Mori
To: Melissa Pang
CC: Harold Oshiro, Kekaula Myron

Thank you for updating me on Sam’s update, so glad he is being cared for.
Please convey our aloha and well wishes from all of his classmates.
Will output your info to classmates who wish to contact him.

Aloha Pearl Mori

On Nov 7, 2019, at 7:00 AM, Melissa Pang wrote:

Good Morning Pearl,

I am Douglas Samuel Pang's sister and responding to your request for an update.

Sam is now living at V**** C****, Rancho Cucamonga. His address:

D. Samuel Pang
V**** C**** (909)481-**** - request to speak to Sam or leave message
**** Hermosa Avenue #***
Rancho Cucamonga, CA. 91701

( 808)256-****

He has been living there since his stroke and would welcome classmate visits, calls if in the area.
We need to travel from Honolulu to visit him so it isn't very often.

Pearl, if possible, please email messages for Sam and I or my son will relay to him.
If you have mail for him, it may be best to send it to the Valencia Commons address.
He still has his home and P.O. box but mail is not picked up often.

If you have any questions, requests please freely email, text or call me.

Best wishes for a very successful class reunion!

Melissa Pang
**** Wakine Place
Honolulu, Hawaii 96821
(808)223-**** cell

Subject: Re: 10/27/19 W-Yahoo
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 16:21:41 +0000 (UTC)
From: Clifford Ching
To: Hal-KHS

This is the second time I have been erroneous declared deceased.
Hope you don't get it right in the near future.
I don't open my email on the Saturday the 26, so didn't get that notice.
Raynor emailed Kim saying he was sorry and what happen.
She said Clifford was alive and well, maybe it was some hacking or Halloween prank.
I am very sad about the passing of Slug, he was one of my best friends.
I spoke to him after he had his stoke and followed him during recovery and rehab.
Then he moved to upper Utah to be with their 2 daughters and grandkids.
One day he said it was 14 degrees and I said too cold, move to S. Cal or back to Hawaii.
I only have his cell # and they are not answering it.
If anyone have Dee's #, I would like to have it.


Subject: Clifford Young
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 02:36:03 +0000 (UTC)
From: Robert Nukushina
To: halinhi

I also remember him from elementary school days.
Please let me know of any obituary of Clifford when it's available.

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 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,Clinton Chung
Dave Sato,Dennis Sakaguchi,Dennis Shibuya,Dolly Afalava,Donald Hiramoto,Doris Toyooka,Douglas Abe.
Douglas Yoshimura,Duane Aguiar
Earl Tokumura,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,Geraldine Perreira,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
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
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
Seda Deguchi,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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