Photo above shows his
younger brothers 25 years
as fellow tradesmen who
regard his career a worthy
Celebrating their 55th year
as Local 675 members,
by current Union
Val Ceria, are Melvin
Iwaoka, and Don Okinaka.
A vigorous Silverio Miral,
below, one of four members
who this year marked sixty
grand years with Local 675.
Gary Watanabe was solo
show-up of 8 members
heralded their 50th
The number seems incredible, but believe business manager Reggie Castanares, he happily welcomed shaking the
hands of 218 Plumbers & Fitters Union’s truly “oldtimers” with congratulations on turning over another work
anniversary -- a span amounting 25 to 60 years.
Their celebration joined by younger Local 675 members and some of their attending spouses was enjoyed over the course
of five separate island venues across the state two weeks in December, a time for year-end holiday merriment
“These are joyous occasions, always a treat not only for them but for our brotherhood, who’ve contributed to the shaping
of a trade organization widely respected by the entire Hawaii community,” noted the genial Union head. “We’re still a young
group, though we in a few years will mark our century of service in the islands chartered by the United Association,” Castasnares
’s a staggering list, as the Union has considered “normal” in recent years, and those on this year’s “honor roll” are just as
proud, many still on the active work force, and to whom each deserves our aloha.
Marking 25 years - totaling 65 - in the trade this year were:
Herbert G. Alvarez, Christopher K. Ano, Peter L. Bessara, James J. Carr, Natalie A. Castanares, Patrick J. Chong, Wallace K.
Chun, Anthony D. Corpuz, James L. Fan, Louis K. Furtado, Nicomedes K. Ganiron, Constantin Gose, Jerry D. Haddin, Francis
Hall Jr.,Tracy Hara, Stephen T. Harada, Gary T. Hayakawa, Derek K. Higa, Wade K. Higaki, Roger T. Hirai, Lance K. Ikeda,
herwood Ikeda, James T. Inouye, Craig J. Kaawaloa, Reed M. Kamikawa, Theodore M. Kaneshiro, Randy S. Kodama, Walton W.
Kon, Brian M. Kuniyoshi, Lance H. Kurata, Michael D. Larue, Lominga Latu, Dennis Lendt, Derwin N. Matsukawa, Earl K.
Mikamura, Clarence Minamishin, Harold K. Minamishin, Bradley K. Miyamoto, Brian M. Miyashiro, Robby C. Miyashiro, Mark
K. Mori, Clifton K. Murakawa, David S.Nakasone, Lloyd T. Nakasone, Carl S. Nishimura, Wesley S. Okubo, Larry J. Omori, Scott
H. Oshiro, Terry Otsuka, Daniel D. Pascua, Fred Perry, Gilbert S. Raguindin, David B. Randall, Ian A. Reyla. John W. Ridings,
Burt L. Sakata, Kenneth I. Sakuoka, Dwight I. Shishido, Ross A. Suganuma. Sean S. Tania, Pulia L. Tuha, Curtis K. Uemura,
Andrew H. Wallace, Randall H. Yonahara, Davin T. Young.