Sher Takahashi

Profile Updated: January 15, 2024
Sher Takahashi
Sher Takahashi


Sher Takahashi


Sher Takahashi


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In Soddy Daisy, TN USA
Spouse/Partner Barbara Webster Takahashi
Occupation Retired from DOD. Working as President and CEO of our non -profit "Restored Beings"
Children Justin Takahashi born 1977, married to Lena Sanchez, 2 grandchildren.
Meghan Takahashi born 1983, More…married to Josh Meissenburg. 4 grandchildren.
Katie Grider born 1979, married to Daniel Peckham. 2 grandchildren.
Erica Grider Born 1977, married to Justen Hollis. 4 grandchildren.
Military Service United States Marine Corps  

After graduating from PHHS, I graduated from Diablo Junior College with an AA degree, with honors. After that, I put in 4 years in the U.S. Marines. I was honorably discharged as an E-6 Staff Sargent after 1 tour in Viet Nam. I managed Stan's for Sports SCUBA Schools for 5 years and managed an Oshmann's Sporting Goods Store for 3 years. I then owned my own SCUBA School (Sand, Wind & Sea) for 6 years; teaching and taking diving tours to places like the South Pacific, the Red Sea, Hawaii, Caribbean Islands and Mexico. I retired in September 2013 from the Department of the Navy with 35 years of civil service.

After 2 failed (learning) marriages, I met and married Barbara Webster Grider eleven years ago. Together we have 4 children, Barbara's two daughters (Erica & Katie), and my son and daughter (Justin & Meghan). They are all married, so we now have 8 adult kids (including their spouses). We currently have 12 wonderful grandchildren. In our retirement we have traveled to Australia, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Sanibel Island, FLA and Japan. Also cruised the Mexican Riviera.

Barbara and I are happily married (17 years), and I am trying to learn how to relax in retirement. I am serving as the Singles Pastor at Skyline Church in La Mesa, California.

School Story

I remember my English teacher, Miss French. She was new to PH, one of the youngest and prettiest teachers at our school. I kind of had a crush on her, but I'm pretty sure Mike Massone (sp?) was in love with her. He brought her flowers one time after recess. She was kind-hearted and loved all of her students.

I also remember getting up at 6am to run hills for X-country. Hoping to see Coach McGuire at the reunion.

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Oct 03, 2023 at 1:10 PM

Happy Birthday wishes Sher!! Have great time celebrating with family & friends!

Oct 02, 2023 at 9:05 AM

Hey Sher, wishing you a very Happy Birthday!!

Oct 10, 2022 at 11:16 PM

Posted on: Oct 10, 2022 at 1:17 AM

Hope your birthday was super fun! And all your wishes come true! I just got on website-sorry 4 belated wishes.Wwe r in Madrid (finally-after 2 yrs of not traveling) visiting w/Granddaughter Cassie-(she’s on internship w/her job-for a year) what a beautiful city! No wonder she loves it!! Going 2 celebrate our 58th wedding anniv this month!! Missed seeing you at picnic!

Oct 09, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Happy Birthday Sher, ENJOY!

Oct 06, 2021 at 8:45 AM

Happy Birthday Sher! Have a great celebration with your family!

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Posted on: Oct 05, 2021 at 8:53 AM

Hey Sher. I under stand your in Tennessee now My Daughter know your family Julie Mayer

Oct 10, 2020 at 9:53 PM

Posted on: Oct 10, 2020 at 8:44 PM

Happy Happy Birthday Sher! Hope U get 2 Celebrate in safe and sane way!

Oct 09, 2020 at 9:02 AM

Happy Birthday! Semper Fi !

Oct 11, 2020 at 7:41 AM

Posted on: Oct 09, 2020 at 8:39 AM

Happy Birthday Sher!!

Oct 09, 2019 at 5:19 AM

Happy Birthday Sher!

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Hey I just loaded some more pictures but don't know where they went to

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Captured this rattler in my backyard. This made number 5.