Plumbers and Fitters Union Local 675
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Mele Kalikimaka a Me Ka Hauoli Makahiki Hou!
149 Seniors Honored at Year-Closing Celebrations
As Time Goes By: At left, two super-seniors with 55-year Local 675 tie, Donald Lung and Raymond Rodrigues. Photo on right, congratulated by Union leaders Reggie Castanares and Val Ceria on their golden anniversary are Albert Kaopuiki, Brian Benton, Donald Tominaga, Kenneth Oyama, and Milton Kam. They were among the honored at the Union’s Christmas celebration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. For more photos of other honored celebrants, see inside pages.
Union members in their respective resident counties paid tribute to seasoned colleagues who this closing year have surpassed a minimum 25 continuous years of active affiliation with Local 675. The number honored in 2016 totaled 149, the single largest group so far, headed by Rodrigo Molina, an active retiree with an amazing 65 years.

The nod to longevity was coupled with Reggie Castanares’ annual summary of achievements, which the business manager claimed the membership by its unwavering support was fully responsible for.

“Whatever activity was that needed full participation, be it training, politics, benefit upgrades, you all came through,” he praised members at each of the separately held year-end celebrations.

Members honored are listed alphabetically by their years of service, as follows:

Oahu (40 Years): Clarence Ing, Jacinto Lagazo, Eric Amii, Barney Gomes,
Leonard Aiona, Philip Castro.

Kauai: Nelson Cayetano (55 years), Dennis Jose (45 years), Robert Ayonon
(35 years), Miles Koide (30 years)

Oahu (30 Years): Front row, Chris Willis III, Michael Ryckman, Robin Oshiro, Kurt Kawaguchi, Mark Sugai, McLean Yamashita, Chuck Shima, Kirk Kageno. Back row, Guy Tanodra, Thomas Pregana, Randolph Doctorello Jr., David Murakami, Jonathan Lee, Derek Hirao, Ricky Key, Franklin Phillips Jr.

Hilo: Flanked by Val Ceria and Reggie Castanares, Ronald Ho (55 years), Jeffery Nishimoto, Kenneth Toguchi (45 years), Maurice Johnson, Eric Marushige (35 years), James Kualii, Leroy Perez, Rylan Tanaka (30 years), Roy Okamoto (25 years).

25 Years (Total 31)
Shelton K. Alcantra, Perry T. Asato, Alexander T. Asis, Steven M. Daguay, Dean M. Fujikawa, Dayne M. Furuta, Aukuso P. Gaisoa, Lenny L.K. Galapia, Randall K. Haga, Edward K. Kaipo, Alward C. Kaopuiki, Carlos A. Kema, Daniel K. Kikumoto, David H. Kurasaki, Harold A. Nakagawa, Neal I. Nakamura, Scot M. Nishikawa, Roy Y. Okamoto, Christopher L. Ortogero, Chris K. Rabanes, Michael N. Sagert, Clyde Sakata, Keith Teramae, Lane M. Tsujiguchi, Glen K. Uyejo, Carl V. Vogel, Brandt M. Watanabe, Scott A. Whaley, William P. Yee, Todd W. Yokoyama.

30 Years (46)
Guy Y. Agena, Hiram K. Akamine, Rusty S. Aoyagi, Scott Chun, Randy K. Doctorello Jr., Dennis A. Fuertes, Jimmy H. Funai, Nephi K. Gonzales, Gary K. Hayakawa, Derek T. Hirao, Ted T. Ikeda, Kirk M. Kageno, Kurt Y. Kawaguchi, Jonathan K. Kealoha, Ricky D. Key, Herman J. Kila Jr., Kevin M. Kobayashi, Miles K. Koide, Jonathan P. Lee, Myles P. Macadangdang, Mel S. Medrano, Sanford M. Minei, David M. Murakami, Jason K. Nishigata, Nathan S. Okamoto, Reid K. Okunaga, Robin R. Oshiro, Frederic A. Pabalan, Victor M. Parina, Leroy Perez, Richard K. Perry, Franklin C. Phillips Jr., Thomas A. Pregana, Edward C. Quon, Michael Ryckman, Ransen K. Sato, Charles E. Shima, George M. Siri, Mark K. Sugai, Cory S. Tanaka, Rylan I. Tanaka, Guy L. Tanodra, Russell I. Tetsutani Jr., Christopher J. Willis III, Mclean Yamashita.

35 Years (20)
Mark K. Angay, Robert R. Ayonan, Steven Esona, Randall T. Freitas, Stephen Freitas, Neal Y. Goya, Michael G. Hart, Keith James, Maurice T. Johnson, Melvin K. Lee, Jeffrey Lew, Dexter G. Lum, Eric S. Marushige, Michael C. McMenemy, Bryan M. Mori, Wayne T. Okubo, Roland Paulino, Larry J. Stone Jr., Dennis M. Tsutsumi, Roger L. Walraven.

40 Years (4)
Clarence J. Ing, Jacinto L. Lagazo, Earl N. Mauricio, Allan E. Tokoro.

45 Years (18)
Leonard Aiona, Eric Y. Amii, Ronald Y. Arakaki, Philip C. Castro, Craig M. Fukunaga, Barny J. Gomes, Henry M. Hasegawa Jr., Dennis Jose, Arthur M. Kukua Jr., Rodney D. Nicely, Jeffery M. Nishimoto, Stuart S. Osedo, Barney S. Takata, Roger Takeuchi, Wallace K. Tamashiro, Kenneth Y. Tanaka, Kenneth A. Toguchi, Ronald Y. Tomita.

50 Years (8)
Brian C. Benton, Edward D. Freitas, Harry S. Hara Jr., George Hokama, Milton K. Kam, Albert L. Kaopuiki, Jack D. McWherter Jr., Kenneth Oyama.

55 Years (13)
Nelson Cayetano, Warren Q. Chang, Glennwood C. Dias, Ronald J. Ho, Paul H. Kagami, Donald S. Lung, A.R. Nascimento, Kenneth Nishibata, Andy M. Nobu, Franklin C. Phillips, Raymond Rodrigues, Ronald S. Shiira, James K. Yogi.

60 Years (8)
Masao Hirano, Kenneth K. Ishii, George P. Mahelona, Frank S. Masaki, Richard K. Nakaganeku, Herbert H. Ochiai, Toshio Shimahara, Kenneth H. Yoshimatsu.

65 Years (1)
Rodrigo Molina.

Maui: Union leaders Reggie Castanares and Matt Brady commend
Christopher Ortogero after 25 years as a plumber.

Kona: Mike Sagert, Clyde Sakata (25 Years)

Oahu (25 Years): Front row, Chris Rabanes, Brandt Watanabe, Perry Asato, Steven Daguay, Scott
Nishikawa. Back row, Shelton Alcantra, Alex Asis.

   
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