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Prayers and aloha to Albert’s family and friends.

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ALBERT HONDA as pictured in the 1974 Oahuan. The picture was captioned as follows: “If you’re looking at my picture and remembering me, chances are I’ll be looking at yours and remembering YOU!”

Albert Honda passed away in Honolulu’s Saint Francis Hospice on (more…)

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Want to get together with Punahou74 classmates? Want to help the Punahou Carnival cause but feel that the malasada booth is not your cup of tea? Like a cooler setting, a place to sit, and a the susurrus of quiet conversation? Read on!

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Catherine Tompkison models one of her floral lei. She says that she made more than 30 lei for Punahou Carnival 2017. 100% sold, of course!

After years of hearing, “I’d like to help but, gee … the malasada booth? Can’t we do something else?” Now you can.

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Already expanding with a second office? It was just a little while ago that the business opened!

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Congratulations to Ted Pryor and his firm, Greenwich Harbor Partners, on the recent opening of its San Francisco office at 995 Market Street.

As the worlds of traditional business confront rapidly developing new technologies, Greenwich Harbor Partners is expanding its ability serve customers in the SF Bay Area and recruit technology savvy candidates to our nation-wide client base. Customers are increasingly demanding a seamless and intuitive end-to-end experience and building this requires a mix of traditional and digital skills. Many companies are looking for a blend of skills that includes digital transformation to modernize general management, marketing, sales and customer service. In addition, Silicon Valley-based companies are increasingly looking at the nationwide talent pool for seasoned executives with industry experience who are used to managing growth at scale.

Says Ted about the expansion, “We are (more…)

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Some classmates are difficult to eulogize, so little is known about them. That is not the case with Billy Richardson. Click anywhere online. He’s there.
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“FREAR FROLICS” IN KINDERGARTEN- LEFT: Carolyn Ing, Lynne Gartley, Bill Richardson, Dick Libbey, Mrs. Bush, Assistant to Miss Linton. (1961 Na Opio O Punahou photo)

Billy may have been one of the oldest members of Punahou74. And, while all babies are cause for celebration, his arrival was fodder for public recognition. As noted in the May 1955 Punahou Bulletin (Class of 1938 notes):

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Keeping up with the Punahou74 prayer chain is a necessary but wrenching aspect of writing this blog. The loss of each and every classmate represents a forever loss of Punahou74’s history as well as a part of our corporate hearts. Since this blog’s 2009 premiere, the focus has been on these losses as they relate to classmates/faculty/staff with an exception which has been observed only once: the loss of a Punahou74 child. Sadly, it is time for a second exception.

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Ryder Kalani Onapa as pictured in the 2005 Oahuan.

Ryder Kalani Onopa, MD (Punahou05) passed away from cancer on August 17, 2017. He is survived by Punahou74’s Janet Kemble Onopa and her husband, Bob, his brother Alex (Punahou10) and his dog Sky. He was 30 years old.

Ryder’s death was noted in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on August 24 in an article that is typically written for those of greater years. In an excellent piece, the story was headlined  “Hawaii physician known for intellect, compassion.” Reading the story imbues one with the sense of loss, the knowledge of a life (more…)

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News of Anne’s death came circuitously via “Happy Birthday” facebook wishes that would be sent to the hereafter.

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You know the notification. “XXXX — write a birthday wish on his [or her] timeline.” And so it goes. You send along best wishes. The more industrious add a photo, meme, or catchy phrase. And so goes another year. Or does it? (more…)

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One of Punahou’s regular 50th reunion events is the reception for faculty and staff who worked with the class. This year the class of 1967 met with such class notables as Tiger Tom Metcalf, Barbara Earle, and Joan Pratt. Who will Punahou74 be inviting to its reception in 2024?

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Do you remember her? (1973 Oahuan photo)

As luck would have it, two potential invitees are still hard at work on campus. One, Mr. Moore, will see his final semester this fall. I still remember his English classes. Two of my children share that memory with me. That’s a lot of Shakespeare over the years!

The second potential invitee is celebrating 45 years of Punahou service this year. That would mean that she came to Punahou when we were mere juniors.

Do you remember this long-serving teacher?

If you don’t, here is an article celebrating her Punahou tenure as published in the May 8 edition of Kamailio, the Punahou School Faculty and Staff News publication. (more…)

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