Saturday, August 13, 2016
January 1951 - July 2016
Last Sunday over 150 classmates, family and friends gathered to celebrate Guy Blackiston’s life, at Roosevelt High School Senior Patio. Guy’s wishes were not to have a funeral service. He wanted everyone to get together and have a Karaoke Party.
Guy wasn't a classmate of mine, but I've glad to say I have known him for years through the Reunion Committee.
He was a kind and gentle soul and his joy was to be with his committee friends and participate in its meetings and events. He was always there, a smile on his face and glad to see anyone to wandered over to visit.
People touch us as they pass through our lives, and all leave a mark and they all can teach us someone if we are wise enough to listen.
I will miss him and God speed as he completes his final journey.
We lost a very dedicated classmate. Much condolences to his family.
I also got to hang with him because he was the driver at Kaimuki Toyota. He would make me sit in the front and always drop me off last so we could talk story.
I'm going to miss his kind and friendly ways a lot.
Aloha Guy! We're all going to miss you!!!
I have known Guy throughout High School and I must say he was the same then as he was after high school. Soft spoken, a friendly smile and always a chuckle. He always enjoyed himself with the classmates. He was a natural high.
There was always a calmness about him just great to be around a person like him. Just a nice guy. I will definitely miss him.
A hui hoa, Guy.
It is so sad to have heard the news about our Beloved Friend Guy. My Condolences go out to his whole Family. He was a Very Nice Person & I`m proud to call him my friend! He was always nice to me, in good spirits & whenever we were out & about with our friends.
God Bless You Guy! May You Find Peace in a Better Place!
Heartbreaking news of our buddy Guy. He will be missed dearly. May God keep the Blackiston's ohana close in His graces.
His sister, Sally, got the Senior Patio. Harold Fujii organized our classmates and was our spokesperson. Arthur Akana and friends entertained everyone. Thanks to Keith Kurahashi (MHS 69) for the karaoke and PA system. Even Gilbert and Boodie Pelletierís helped out and got their neighbor Makina Koki to do the Hawaiian food Luau.
We will miss him at our monthly committee meetings. Guy always participated in all our activities. If there was Karaoke, count him in! It wouldn’t take much to get him started and he sang many of our favorite oldies. I first met Guy working at the University Chevron, across the street from the old Varsity Theater, in 1966. I think Ben Flores knew Guy the longest, they have been together since elementary school time! Big Guy, quiet, gentle, caring, friendly to anyone and he was our classmate.
We all said Guy would have been happy with his party. Proud to have known Guy Blackiston.
RHS'69 Reunion Committee Chair