In Memory

John K Hirohata - Class Of 1956

John K Hirohata

John Hirohata, born in Los Angeles, California on September 16, 1935, moved with his family to Tokyo, Japan because of racial unrest.  He moved by himself from Tokyo to Oak Street in South Pasadena and joined SPHS in 10th grade to learn English.  

John died December 27, 2012 in LaQuinta, California, at age 77.  Cause of death was due to COPD.  John is survived by his wife Hirumi; and daughter and son.  He was Regional Executive of Kelly-Moore Paint Company and lived on Twin Peaks in San Francisco before moving to LaQuinta.

The most sincere and genuine guy one could meet.  Cared for all his classmates to the very end.

Gerald Gause, friend and classmate