Kamaka Ukulele patriarch Sam Kamaka Jr. dies at 99
By John Berger firstname.lastname@example.org
April 5, 2022
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / 2016
Kamaka Ukulele in 2016 celebrated 100 years as a family-run business making ukulele. Pictured in their Kakaako shop, where the koa wood is cured and stored, are second-generation ukulele makers Sam Jr., seated, left, and Fred Kamaka Sr. Behind them are third- and fourth-generation Kamakas Chris, left, Casey, Chris Jr. and Fred Jr. Sam Jr. died March 15 at age 99.