plumbers and fitters union local 675

What's New Festive Year-end Celebrates Anniversaries for Trade Veterans

Photo above shows his younger brothers 25 years as fellow tradesmen who
regard his career a worthy model.

Celebrating their 55th year as Local 675 members, flanked by current Union
leaders Reggie Castanares and Val Ceria, are Melvin Suganuma, Yok Lung,
Stanley Okai, Isamu 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 who
heralded their 50th year with
the Union.

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 noted.

It ’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.

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Monday, January 5, 2015
Washington Middle School-Cafeteria

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Kahakai Elementary School

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Waiakea Intermediate School

Monday, February 2, 2015
Washington Middle School-Cafeteria

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Maui Community College

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Kauai Community College

Monday, February 16, 2015
PRESIDENT’S DAY - Great Aloha Run

Monday, March 2, 2015
Washington Middle School-Cafeteria

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Kahakai Elementary School

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Waiakea Intermediate School


Plumbers & Fitters UA Local Union 675 - 1109 Bethel Street, Lower Level - Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-2218 - Tel: 808-536-5454 - FAX: 808-528-2629