Kinimaka, Napoleon end long Kalapaki careers

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island file

    From left, Kirk Pierpoint, then director of engineering at the then Kaua‘i Marriott Resort & Beach Club, gets help from former General Manager Bill Countryman and Kaupena Kinimaka in opening the unearthed time capsule during the resort’s 20th anniversary observance in 2015.

Kaupena Kinimaka’s last task at his job at the Royal Sonesta Kaua‘i Resort was Friday when he volunteered to help with the food and beverage crew at the premiere of the Disney movie “Jungle Cruise” for Kaua‘i cast and crew, said Kristy Kinimaka, Kaupena’s daughter.

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