I enjoyed seeing Charlie at our gym and liked to hear him talk about flowers and gardens. He will be missed by all of us.
I had the pleasure of seeing Charlie nearly every morning at the Fitness Center for almost 10 years. He had such an indomitable spirit and he inspired all of us. Thanks to his generous gift of two hydrangeas and some black mondo grass I will think of Charlie every time I look out into my garden.
My heartfelt condolence to Kyle,
Cheryl and to all the Yasuda family.
I met Charlie and his wife Bertha when son Kyle got married to my best
friends' daughter, Debbie in the 70's.
Charlie and Bertha were a wonderful couple - the best. They brought the friendliness of Hawaii's aloha spirit to Seattle when they settled in Seattle to be close to their children.
May you rest in peace, Charlie. Please give my love to Bertha.
Mercer Island, WA
Cheryl and Family, Kyle and Family. Cheryl I don't know if you will remember me but I worked with you when you were a student nurse and Kyle was an intern at Childrens Ortho Hosp. in Seattle. I got to know your family thru our friendship and when I saw your fathers obit in Honolulu newspaper I had to send my sympathies to you all. Please know I have not forgotten you and you are in my prayers. I am on FB if you want to get in contact with me.
For more than a decade of early mornings at the fitness center, Charlie and I kidded each other in the French language about French wine and brandy --stuff he enjoyed during the Korean conflict and I experienced while living in Europe. His love of wife and family always shone through the mist of our daily bike ride conversations. In his last years of mobility, getting to Reno with his daughter at his side was the absolutely necessary thing to do. In all, it was always a great joy to see Charlie-- a treasure of American manhood who impressed this Canuck to no end.
It has been a real privilege knowing Charlie. Unfortunately I did not meet Charlie until about 12 years ago. I especially enjoyed our time having coffee after our workouts at the gym. Charlie always had a smile on his face and a good story to tell. He will be missed.
I would like to give my condolences to an old friend that I met at Virginia Mason. I am sorry to hear of his passing.