DR. CHAKA IMPRAIM
A funeral service will be held for Dr. Chaka Impraim, one of the medical pioneers in the development and deployment of diagnostics screens for AIDs and cancer of the cervix, on Saturday, January 28 at 11 a.m. in the San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church in Alamo, CA. Impraim, a resident of Danville, CA and vice president of diagnostic instrument systems at Celera Diagnostics in Alameda, CA died on January 5 at the University of Arkansas Hospital where he was being treated for multiple myeloma. He was 54.
In collaboration with the Japanese Red Cross, Dr. Impraim helped launch the world's first molecular test system for screening the blood supply for the AIDS and hepatitis viruses while working with Roche
Molecular Systems in Pleasanton, CA. In his most recent position with Celera Diagnostics, Impraim's work involved the development of instrumentation for molecular diagnostic tests for HIV, cystic fibrosis, hepatitis, and thrombosis.
He earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of London and received his B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the Kumasi University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Impraim conducted post-doctoral research in Biochemical Genetics and Molecular Genetics at the City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA. He later served as an associate professor of biochemistry at the University of California at Davis where he was assistant director of the Molecular Pathology Lab and then worked with Life Technologies, Inc. and Digene, Inc. of Gaithersburg, MD, where he helped develop the hybrid capture assay for human papilloma virus, the cause of cervical cancer. His work is published in numerous scientific journals.
Impraim is survived by his wife, Alice of Danville, CA and his two daughters Esi of Los Angeles and Ekua of Danville, CA ; four brothers, Kodwo Akyir Impraim of Nigeria, Jomo Impraim of jLondon, Nana Impraim of Toronto, and Kodwo Ayensu Impraim of Ghana; and three sisters, Adwoa Impraim Tamakloe of Nigeria, Nana Yaa Gyamfua of Ghana, and Margaret Owusu-Agyei of Ghana.
The service will be followed by burial at Oakmont Memorial Park in Lafayette at 1:30 PM and then a reception at the Dougherty Valley Community Center in San Ramon from 3 to 11 p.m. Viewing hours are scheduled in the Redwood Chapel of Oakmont Memorial Park on Friday, January 27 from 4 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Chaka Impraim Memorial Fund, c/o Box CIMF, Celera Diagnostics, 1401 Harbor Bay Parkway, Alameda, CA 94502
It is with DEEP SORROW that the ASONA Abusua of Akropong Akwapim announce the eternal departure of CAROLINE ANYANKWABEA BOAFO(populalrly known as AKROPONG CARO) whose sudden death occured at the Military Hospital at Acrra on December 29th 2005. The late Auntie Caro is the Sister of
Mr. Kwaku Twum Boafo - Engineer Ghana,
Ohene Kwame Boafo - Rtd Officer Ghana
Ms Amma Oforiwah Boafo - Teacher, New York
The Late Benard Bampo Boafo - Architect
The Late Kwabena BB Boafo - Ghana
Dr. Kwame Aniapam Boafo - New York
Afua Kome Boafo - Business Woman, Ghana
Stella Afimaa Boafo - Teacher, Ghana.
Burial will take place at Akropong Akwapim on Saturday, the 21st of January 2006.
All well wishes are cordially invited.
Antie Caro - Damirifua Due !!
Anyankwabea Odobo tia,
Anopa Bosuo woto nsu nanso wonyiri ,
Yema wo Damirifua Due! Damirifua Due!! Damirifua Due!!!
Abusuapanin Nana Amakye (Asante Akyem Nobewam), Adwoa Anane (Juabeng), Afua Badu (Pankese), Adwoa Badu (Kumawu-Abenaso), Madam Adwoa Fordjour, Madam Yaa Ankrah, Madam Adwoa Dentaa, Madam Amma Adwubi, Madam Akosua Duna (all of Kumawu), Nana Brenya (Queen of Nsuta-Ashanti), Kwabena Antwi ( London), Kofi George (London), Osiakwan, Adwoa Ketewa, Bronya, Adwoa Mayo, Kofi Adu, Afua Aso, Adwoa Frema, Mr. Sarpong Okumankomah (all of Juabeng- Ashanti), Adwoa Ntiku (Effiduase), Kwasi Donkor (USA), Kwame Amo-Mensah alias Thoreau (London & Effiduase), Kwadwo Nimako (Telford-UK), Madam Adwoa Anane &Adwoa Fosuaah (Abotanso), Kwasi Kodua, Kwadwo Murunkum, Kofi Mabre (all of Nobewam), Margaret Afua Yeboah (Marseilles-France), Nana Mark & Auntie Abrafi (Paris), Afua Otu (Mantes-la-jolie, France), Eno Eku (Asokwa-Kumasi), Alhaji Moro (Asokwa-Kumasi), Ama Kyerewaa, Yaw Sarpong, Amma Serwaah, Ama Diana, Amma Dufie, Obaa Amma (all of Kumawu-Ashanti), Kyei Boateng (Toronto-Canada), Cecilia Tetele (Paris), Okatakyie Yiadom-Boakye (Paris), Janet Achina (France), Esther and Eno Badu Kaakyire (of Toulouse-France), Mr.& Mrs. Prempeh (Paris), Vivian Amoako Dankwaah (Kumasi), Yaa Brago (Mama Dor...Paris), Sister Vic (Toulouse-France), Mr.&Mrs. Opanin Opoku (Toulouse-France), Afua Prempeh (Toulouse-France), Maame Nyarko (London), Mr. & Mrs. Ofosu (London), Mr. & Mrs. Boakye ( Kumasi), Brother K.K (Paris), Mrs. Vivian Safo (London), Abena Akyeaah alias "Wobehwe a hwe" (Amsterdam), Bongoman (Amsterdam), Mr.& Mrs.Kwasi Kodua (Paris), Mr. & Mrs. Duduu (Paris), Madam Amma Dutwuaa (Asiampa), Cecilia alias Yaa Yaa....London) and Alex Opoku Brenya (Ohio-USA), & Comfort Gyimah (Paris);and the entire Agona Abusua of Kumawu, Juaben and Nobewam and especially, the sons and daughters;
Comfort Basoah(Anokyewaah-Germany), Abena Basoah (Abena Akyeaah), Kwame Basoah, Kwasi Asabre Basoah (Asa), Kwaku Adu (Abile), all in Paris; Kwasi Duffour (Agya Duffour), Kwame Owusu-Ansah (Olu), both in London;
Vivian Gyamfuah, Gloria Adofo (Awo Serwaah), Jennifer Adofo (Nana Gyamfuah),Cindy Akyeaah, Emily Awo Serwaah, Karen Pokuaa, all in London; Daniel Basoah, Vida Basoah, Afua Agyeiwaah(Special), Francis Basoah, Kwame Basoah, Nana Amma, Donna Lartey,
Ransford Okwei, Christabel Ntinor, Forster Lartey, Esther Lartey, Robert Adu Basoah (all in Kumasi); Yaa Oburuwaah, Mavis Awuraa Tanaa(bebe), Akwasi Basoah, Gladys Amma Agyemang, Randy Asabre Duffour, Steve Nyanor (Nana Agyei ), Marvin Agyei, Richard Basoah, Ezekiel Basoah, Emmanuel Basoah, Akosua Basoah (Anokyewaah), Stephanie Basoah (all in Paris); Monica Oduro Yeboah, Dorinda Oduro, Jennifer Serwaah (all in Italy).
Sylvster Acheampong (Kwadwo Danso), Elvis Acheampong (Kofi Appiagyei), Lawrence Acheampong (Owura), Derek Owusu Acheampong (Paa Kwasi), Emmanuel Asabre Acheampong ( Uncle Asa) all in Kumasi; Judith Acheampong (London)
Nana Kwame Kru, Mama Joyce Nyanor, Adwoa Abrafi, Nana Amma Amponsah (all in Paris); Mr. Asante (Germany), Adwoa Frimpomaa, Mr. Lartey, Obaa Yaa, Akua Afriyie (all in Kumasi); Edmund Oduro (Italy), Charles Acheampong Brobbey, Rhoda Antwi (both in London),
wish to convey their Sincere Thanks and Appreciation to all those who attended AWO SERWAAH's funeral at Kumawu in Ashanti on the 3rd and 4th of November 2005, as well as those who expressed their sympathies in various other ways throughout the death, burial and the final funeral rites.