Sep 23, 1971 – Jan 15, 2005
Manu Lagai Jr. age 34 born in Pago Pago. American Samoa on September 23rd, 1971 passed away on Saturday, January 15,2005. Manu was a crewmember aboard theF/V Sultan and was lost at sea on the opening day of opilio crab season in the Bering Sea,
AK. Although many boats participated in searching for Manu, he was never recovered. Manu otherwise known as '' Bird ''. Father, Manu Lagai Sr. preceded him on April 17th 1997 in American Samoa. Manu Lagai Jr. is survived by his mother, Gaupule Lagai of Pago Pago. American Samoa; two daughters, Savannah Noelani Liana Lagai '' Noelani '' Poloneysian for '' Beautiful one from heaven '' . and Keanna Rosa Lagai of Spokanc, W A ; five sisters, Aiaiaga Duncan. Rosa Tupuola, Faanumi Lagai, Pepe Lagai and Faaa Lagai; five brothers, Laaull Seuga. Keleni Lagai, Tiafala Lagai, Tapelu Sua and Jared Panama Seuga; numerous nieces and nephews and the motlter of Manu's children, Julia Jean Gillette of Spokane, W A .Manu being from Samoa and like all other Samoans are very close with the sea and the treasures they provide. The Samoan culture and love
for humanity and all that is natural, Seafood is a gift and a part of their main staple, they free dive for lobster and climb trees for Coconut Crab. Manu '' Bird '' has been fishing since he was 15 yrs of age, as like many otlter fisherman has always '' had it in his blood'' to fish. He was fishing on many types of boats from Drag Boats to King Crab Boats. Manu fished from the Bering Sea. Alaska to Providence Rode Island in the Atlantic Ocean. Manu Lagai always worked very hard and when home, played hard as well, as many of his closest friends and his girlfiend at tile time of his passing Cherise, well know. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 10:00 AM at BONNEY-WATSON Washington Memorial, 16445 Intenational Blvd., SeaTac. WA 206 242-1787.
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