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Florence Kamei
Florence Kamei
Birth: 6 August 1904
Kekaha, Hawaii, USA
Death: 15 September 2012
Koloa, Hawaii, USA
Age: 108 years, 40 days
Country: United StatesUSA
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Florence Shizuko Kamei (née Kaneyama; 6 August 1904 – 15 September 2012) was an American centenarian who was the oldest known person in Hawaii at the time of her death.


Florence Kamei was born in Kekaha, Hawaii, USA on 6 August 1904. Her parents were Japanese immigrants Masazuchi Kaneyama and Aki (née Fujimoto) Kaneyama. She had at least three siblings.

She married George Kamei, and had four children: George E. Kamei, Mildred Hiramoto (1927–2011), Janet Watanabe (c.1928–2015), and Ellen E. Kamei. She gow widowed in 1979.

Kamei became the oldest known living person in Hawaii on 12 August 2012, aged 108, following the death of 108-year-old Take Yazaki.

Kamei died in Koloa, Hawaii, USA on 15 September 2012 at the age of 108 years, 40 days. She was survived by one daughter Janet Watanabe, 10 grandchildren (including Shannon Hiramoto), eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.


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