James Richard Harstad
James Richard HarstadBorn April 3, 1940 in Puyallup, Washington, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 19, 2022.

He remains a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend and teacher. He was a writer, gardener, environmentalist, woodworker, carpenter, mechanic, artist, musician, hiker, athlete, traveler, fixer of all things broken, and nearly undefeated player of horseshoes.

Fresh out of the University of Washington, he began a nearly fifty-year teaching career in Renton. He later made his home in Hawaii, teaching in Waianae then at the University Laboratory School. There he created an integrated English program of daily journal writing, grammar, and reading aloud. He was a regular contributor to Bamboo Ridge and a member of HEA and of the board of directors of Read Aloud America.

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