Talks about his working relationship and friendship with Leon S. Peters while he was president of Community Hospital and in the Rotary organization as well as Peters’ contributions to the community and Community Hospital in particular.
Talks about how honored and humbled he was to receive the Leon S. Peters Distinguished Service Award and about becoming involved in the community and giving back. He discusses his early life and moving from Visalia to Clovis and attending Temperance-Kutner Elementary and Clovis High School, graduating from Fresno State and later supporting Fresno State […]
Talks about being born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moving to Avenal in 1940 before going to college at Purdue for civil engineering. He discusses moving his business from Avenal to Fresno, getting involved with the Chamber of Commerce, the Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Channel 18, Measure C, and the Fresno Regional Foundation.
George Abe talks about how his parents immigrated to the United States from Japan and settled in Del Rey and bought a farm. He talks about how they grew strawberries and raisins, and where he was when the Pearl Harbor attack happened. He discusses his family’s reaction to the war and experiences in the Rohwer […]
Talks about growing up in Chicago during World War II, moving to Fresno and going to Edison High School, working in various auto dealerships in Fresno before purchasing his first dealership with Chrysler and adding more dealerships over the years.
Talks about her early life in Fresno, moving to Del Rey and meeting Leon S. Peters when she worked at Chooljian’s Packing Company before moving to Fresno and working for Devlin-Drew. She discusses how Leon got started with and later purchased Valley Foundry & Machine Works.
Discusses practicing law since 1946. Handled one of the first workers compensation lawsuits in Fresno. He discusses raising his children and talks about his grandchildren. Imparts the difficulties he encountered when attempting to join various organizations over the years, including becoming a Mason, joining the American Legion, and the United Japanese Christian Church. View Part […]