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1992

UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
Nathaniel A. Reyes

Nathaniel A. Reyes '92 died suddenly on April 15, 2010 in Palo Alto, Calif., at the age of 40. Reyes graduated from Analy High School in 1988 with a National Merit Scholarship and went on to earn an associate degree in science from Santa Rosa Junior College and a bachelor's degree in computer science and mathematics from Santa Clara University. He worked at Bank of America, Ilog, Inc. in Sunnyvale and Highwire Press for the Stanford University Libraries as a software developer until his untimely death. Reyes is survived by his parents Ross and Ligaya Reyes of Sebastopol, and siblings Arnold Reyes and Rosalie Reyes-Simmons.

submitted Jun. 16, 2010 2:33P
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Florence Remata

Florence Remata M.A. '92, a Franciscan sister and Kauai native, served decades as educator Sister Florence Remata, minister of the Hawaii-Southwest region of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities. She died on Aug. 3 at the Queen's Medical Center after a brief illness and 57 years of service to the Roman Catholic Church. She was 75. According to the Hawaii Catholic Herald, Remata was born in Waimea, Kauai, the sixth of 12 children of Crisanto and Vicente Omakanim Remata. She graduated from Saint Francis Convent School on Oahu and joined the Sisters of St. Francis in 1956. After taking her final vows in 1961, she chose St. Therese of Lisieux, "the Little Flower," as her patron saint in honor of her home parish of St. Theresa in Kekaha, Kauai, where "the sisters taught me how to use the fork to eat, how to dance, and all the social graces so that I wouldn't be a wallflower," she told the Catholic Herald in a 2011 interview. Remata graduated from Chaminade College in Honolulu and Santa Clara University. She taught at St. Peter School in Riverside, N.J.; St. Joseph School in Hilo, where she also was vice principal; and Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Pearl City. She was director of religious education at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Pearl City and at St. Patrick in Chittenango, N.Y. Remata returned to Kauai to care for her mother in 1995. For the next 17 years she served at Immaculate Conception Church in Lihue as director of religious education and as pastoral associate. She was also the island's liaison for the Catholic Diocese's Department of Religious Education. The Catholic Herald said she was the first and last Franciscan sister to be assigned to Kauai. Remata told the Hawaii Catholic Herald at the time, "The people of Kauai are church-oriented and value priests and (the) religious." Some nicknamed her "The Mayor of Kauai" for her friendliness and outreach. Remata is survived by eight brothers: David, Edward, Alfredo and Richard Remata, all of Kauai; Stanley Remata of Pearl City; and Wilfred, Lawrence and Patrick Remata of California; and three sisters: Mildred Olores, Elizabeth Aquino and Vivian Nonaka, all of Kauai. She had 30 nephews and nieces, 60 grandnephews and grandnieces, and 11 great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces. Her survivors also include her fellow Franciscan sisters and their associates.

submitted Sep. 15, 2014 12:08P
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Emily Catherine (Jones) Miner '92

 

Emily Catherine (Jones) Miner ’92 died Dec. 14, 2011, at her home in Angwin, Calif. Emily (nee Jones) was born on Dec. 22, 1969, and grew up in Minneapolis. She graduated from the Blake Schools before attending Santa Clara University. After graduation, she moved to the Napa Valley and started a career in the wine business, where she met her husband, Dave Miner. They were married in 1999 and started their own label, Miner Family Winery, that same year. During her nearly four-year illness, she became a spokesperson in the fight against lung cancer. In 2009, she was the honoree of the V Foundation Wine Dinner in Napa, during which more than $700,000 was raised in the Emily Miner Fund for Lung Cancer Research. In addition to her husband, Emily is survived by two daughters, Sofie and Calla; her parents, Jane and Reed Mackenzie of Chaska, Minn.; her sisters, Rachael (Dan) Mackenzie-Olson of Plymouth, Minn., Joanna (Chris) Daly of San Antonio, Texas; her father-in-law, Ed Miner; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ed and Sumaya Miner; her best friend, Kerry Jo Kilcoyne-Henry '92; plus her six nieces and nephews and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles, all of whom will miss her very much. Emily was loved and respected by everyone she met.
submitted Dec. 17, 2011 8:17A

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