Masanori “Mas” Fujimoto has come to live with us at Caring House. We’re honored.
Mas was born in Wakayama, Japan, the second of three sons of Motokichi and Yuwaye Fujimoto. At the age of three months, he immigrated with his family to San Francisco.
Mas was raised in Los Angeles. He was a member of the Koyasan Boy Scout Troup 379 and earned the rank of Star Scout prior to his departure back to Japan at the age of 15. During the occupation of Japan at the end of World War II, Mas served as an interpreter with the occupational services.
Mas returned to Los Angeles in 1952, and resumed his long-standing involvement the Boy Scouts of America. Among his greatest joys has been helping to lead and awarding Eagle Scout status to more than 200 young men.
Mas met Sakae Fujimoto during the War. Mas and Sakae married, living together first in Japan. Together they raised two sons, Masafumi and Ken (both of whom became Eagle Scouts in Troop 379). Mas and Sakae have three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mas has a great love for pomp and circumstance and showed that love by the formal way he performed the Eagle Scout ceremonies.
We’re glad that Mas is with us at Caring House. We look forward to caring for this dedicated leader of young men.
Mas died on April 11, 2018. Honor him. Remember him.