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A portrait of Jeannie Kurihara from the memorial is in the main office.

A portrait of Jeannie Kurihara from the memorial is in the main office.

By Sonya Park Smith

By Sonya Park Smith

A portrait of Jeannie Kurihara from the memorial is in the main office.

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Jean Kurihara graduated from McKinley High School in 1967 and has worked in the main office for nearly half a century. Kurihara died in Aiea on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Many students and staff were sad to hear of her passing but they were able to say goodbye and honor her during a memorial held in the MHS auditorium. The ceremony took place on Feb. 9. After her graduation in 1967, she came back to her alma mater to work as an office clerk. Her service to MHS will always be appreciated. She will be missed.

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  1. John Hammond on August 24th, 2017 10:34 pm

    Just found out about Jean. Very sad to hear that she passed away. I worked with her for many years at McKinley High School. A piece of little known history is that Jean had perfect attendance for all four years that she attended McKinley High School as a student. Aloha, John Hammond

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    adviser Reply:

    Thank you for that information. We all miss her.

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