To The Kendro Family
Dear Chace and others in the Kendro Family:
Maxi and I were shocked and saddened to learn of Ken's death. We send our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to all of you in his family during this time of great loss.
On the tennis court, Ken was always a ray of sunshine, smiling, upbeat...a true and very skilled sportsman. And always an honor and privilege to play with, either as partner or opponent.
But even more, I valued our discussions off the court, on other matters, always seeming to find lots of interesting things to talk about. I especially enjoyed his stories of growing up in Indonesia--his play on their Olympic soccer team and his service as a teen age soldier in the Indonesian revolution. I recall his saying, "I learned more about my home culture from my weekly trips to Hamilton Library at the University of Hawaii than I ever did from growing up in Indonesia." And he helped us learn, as well.
For many years, the UH campus remained the focus of that interest, the site not only where he studied his past but also where he played concerts in his beloved Gamelan orchestra and in the Randi Theater productions that originated in Sumatra. We were fortunate and grateful for his generosity in inviting us to these delightful events.
We have all lost a great friend.
From: Bob and Maxine Cole Close