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Roberta Byrd Barr

January 4th, 1919 - June 23rd, 1993

FHS Vice Principal, 1968-1973

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Roberta Byrd was born on January 4, 1919, in Tacoma, Washington. She attended Lincoln High School there and Wilberforce University in Ohio. She married Dr. James J. Byrd in 1950, lived in New Jersey, and gave birth to two sons.

Raisin in the Sun" with Greg Morris, who is known for his role in TV's "Mission Impossible." On KCTS/Channel 9, she told stories to young children in a show called "Let's Imagine." Later she moderated the Program "Face to Face" on KING TV from 1965-1970 and from 1971-1972 on KCTS/9. The program was an audience participation show that featured guest speakers talking about controversial topics such as desegregation and welfare. She awakened the community to civil rights issues and other important topics overlooked in the media. She acted as a bridge between the black and white communities.

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Moe Chin

April 4th, 1951 - January 22nd, 2018

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From Al Azose on October 11th, 2019
I was in school with from Hawthorne Elementary through Med School. I lost track of him after Med School but hoped he would be at the reunion. Moe was a great guy, kind, thoughtful and very caring. I was very sad to see that he had passed.

Here is a link to his obituary: http://www.wdtimes.com/obituaries/article_0a54a564-01f7-11e8-8570-ebf6d4baf4cc.html
 

Kim Dorland

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Katherine Jo Fiola (Gibbs)

August 22nd, 1951 - October 1st, 1991

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From Nada Dyson on August 28th, 2019
Kathy, I'm so Sorry your life was taken so soon, it would have been sweet to see you again 50 years later. 
 

Frank Fujii

Art Teacher and Basketball Coach

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From Stephen Peringer on July 16th, 2019
I can't thank Mr. Fujii enough for all the support, encouragement, and inspiration he provided me through my Franklin years. He was instrumental in helping lay the foundation for my career as an artist. He taught me techniques, opened my eyes to styles and possibilities, and encouraged me to apply to the Art Center College of Design in LA. He was my teacher and friend...thanks Mr.Fujii.
 

Tim Gamba (Mar)

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Nancy Gordon (Zoebisch )

December 21st, 1949 - June 2nd, 2015

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Robert Halverson

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Frank Hanawalt

Principal

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Lester Iwana (Mar)

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Rebecca (Becky) Jurewicz (Moore)

1951 - 2007

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Lianne Kodama

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Richard Koehler

Bel Canto Conductor in 1969

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alfred mackey

last known address in British Columbia Canada

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Roberto Maestas

Spanish Teacher

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From Rick Gambrell on September 3rd, 2019
All these years later, I remember that day after school when Mr. Maestas took on Melvin Smith in a one-on-one game of basketball on the basketball court outside the boys' gym. We must have been juniors because Melvin, who was on the FHS team, was a year ahead of us. Lenny DuPree was officiating. It was a very spirited affair, much trash was talked. I don't remember who won but I'm thinking is was Melvin.

I admired Roberto a great deal. He taught our Spanish class using "El Diario de Che Guevara" as a text. He scored a lot of cool points with me for that. Later, working in the Mayor's office, I encountered him again after he'd helped establish El Centro de la Raza at the old Beacon Hill Elementary School. El Centro was seeking Block Grant funds and I got to weigh in on the decision. I sure like to think I said yes. 

I'm happy to say that he was a teacher of mine.
 
From Kathryn Briggs on August 26th, 2019
I remember Roberto Maestas well. He was my Spanish teacher for 2 years and one of the best teachers I ever had. He even danced at our assemblies. He worked hard for the Hispanic community and is still remembered by many.
 

Harvey Mar

Class of 1969 graduate

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Lois Nagamatsu

Class of 1969 graduate

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Gary Namba (Mar)

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Kirk Povick (Mar)

- - December 29th, 2009

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From Ann McDonald (Koopman) on October 19th, 2019
Image Kirk and I flew our kites together as children;  he was a terrific cartoonist, and it was fun to imagine what he would be like as an adult.  So sorry he's no longer with us
 

Donald Roos

- - September 29th, 2019

Activities Director and history teacher

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Roland Sao (Mar)

- - July 21st, 2013

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Elaine Wetterauer

Sr. Class Advisor, Language Arts and Speech Teacher

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Alana Zaffiro Cohn (Mar)

- - May 31st, 2013

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