Joseph Aramat Chumo
It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the promotion of higher glory of Joseph Aramat Chumo, on 13th March, 2021 in the State of Califonia, USA, after a brave and long battle with diabetes and lung cancer.
The late Aramat Chumo was born in the year 1947, in Kapulung’o, Nakuru County, later moved to Kabimoi, Eldama Ravine Sub-county, Baringo County. The sixth child of the late Kapterit Chumo and the late Tabartai Kimoi Chumo (Chepokisira). Brother to the late Kiprono Chumo, Sarah Kibusa, Serah Korkoren, the late Elizabeth Bundotich, the late John Chumo, Sara Lessonet, Job Chumo, Jeniffer Kotut and Martha Lunguch.
Father to Caroline Jeruto Chumo and Charles Kiplimo Chumo of USA. Parternal uncle to all Chumo’s and maternal uncle to the Kibusa’s, Korkoren’s, Bundotich’s, Lessonet’s, Kotut’s and Lunguch’s family. Nephew to Kapsongony, Kapoitorobi and the Kisombe’s. The late Aramat Chumo was the cousin to the Ndoigo’s, Kaplaltim’s, Tariko’s and Lesoito’s. He left behind several Grand children and great grandchildren.
Memorial Service and prayers will be held on 27th Saturday, 2021 at his home in Kabimoi, Kimamoi village.
Romans 14-8 — If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So whether we live or die we belong to the Lord.
Rest in peace my friend, brother and class mate fro. Sac. State. Your love for kenya and ever thing kenya is an understatement especially kenya tea. (The best tea) as he would say. You were a great friend and classmate.
I knew Joseph as Chuma. We studied at California State University Sacramento together and work for Caltrans together as colleagues. I will miss you my friend. I always enjoyed our lunches together at the Silver Skillet. He was a good Construction Engineer that over saw the building of many Northern California projects.
To my friend Chuma. From the first time we met and worked together we were friends. We shared many conversations on how similar we are. You being Kalenjin and me being Wailaki. Although we were from different continents we both had a passion to help our family and tribes. When we greeted each other it was with smiles a hug and the words “Wailaki!” —- “Kalejin!” . The last words we spoke were always … “until we meet again”.
Until we meet again Kalejin. Your Wailaki brother Dereck
He was a great man.his contagious smile always remains in our heart.rip papa
Chuma was my friend whom I had the pleasure of calling my “Brother”. I’m saddened to hear of your passing. We met while working at CALTRANS. You were a gentle soul and a dedicated Engineer. I will always cherish the times that we hung out for lunch. I will always remember the great conversations that we had about design and construction projects. I will miss you. Rest In Peace!
The news came as a shock to me, as I had just run into Chuma at the neighborhood grocery store recently, and we had a nice conversation. I knew Chuma since my days at Sac State and then we worked together off and on for almost 20+ years and I had lot of nice conversations with him over the years. I will miss you and will miss the random conversation we would have whenever we ran into each other.
May his soul rest in peace.
Joseph Chuma, my friend, colleague, study partner…the one who introduced me to “ugali” while we were studying for mid-terms, rest in peace! I will miss your laughter and the lively debates often held when we meet at our annual construction training; I will miss your long pronunciation of my last name “Koo ‘ka.” Your voice may be silent but you are not forgotten. Rest in Peace!
I’m very much saddened to hear the passing of my good friend Chuma who I had the honor to know in school and work with at Caltrans. As he would always yell my name, SADEEQ! with a huge smile on his face. I was always happy to see him as well. I’m grateful that I got to see you before the lockdown walking around the capitol. I want your family in Kenya to know that Chuma was loved by everyone who came in touch with him here in the US. God bless you my friend and always keep that smile!!! May you rest in peace…!
Rest in peace Chuma. I am so saddened to hear of your passing. From the day we met at Sac State and then becoming colleagues at Caltrans, I have always known you to be such a happy person, carrying a big contagious smile anytime I saw you. You will be missed. 😢
That contagious smile will live on in the hearts of so many…
may your soul rest in peace my friend.
This news came as such a shock to me as I had just recently ran into Chuma at our neighborhood grocery store and we had a nice conversation. I have known Chuma since early nineties when we went to Sac State and then we worked together on and off for 20 plus years. I will miss your smile and easy ways and miss our nice chats anytime we ran into each other. it was always very nice to talk to you.
May his soul rest in peace.
Chuma, so sorry to hear about your passing. Condolences to your family for their loss. Teresa McWilliam