Friday, March 8, 2013
Good Bye....Good Friend
Several classmates and spouses attended Dexter Furuhashi's Memorial Service yesterday evening March 7, 2013 at the First Assembly of God on Red Hill. Classmates attending were Wayne Takemoto, Morris Lai, Steven Sato, Steven Takaki, Bob Mumper, Ken Lee, Tom Campbell, Eric Yamamoto, Jim Miyashiro, Milton Oshiro, Warren Ho, Wesley Tanaka, Alan Kawada, Ken Nakasone, Gary Shigemura, Rodney Chun, Mike Chun, Dennis Goto , Mike Uechi and Dick Tsuda.
Several people spoke on behalf of Dexter including a DOE spokesman from the Farrington complex where Dexter worked as an administrative services assistant in facilities and our own Milton Oshiro and Rodney Chun who remembered Dexter from "small kid" times, high school, college, adult life and of course all of the things that he had done planning our 50th reunion.Dexter was a black belt in judo and aikido, a licensed massage therapist, an accomplished ball room dancer, a meticulous organizer and a good friend to all of us.
We all got to meet his son Bryan Furuhashi who also spoke on his behalf and performed his rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on guitar for all those who came to celebrate Dexter's life.
Guests were invited afterwards to a sharing of food and memories. He will surely be missed by his classmates, family and friends.
ps. If I left anyone out who attended, please mention it in the comments below.