Manu Lagai

Sep 23, 1971 – Jan 15, 2005

Obituary

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.

Guestbook

jaime lagai
burien, wa
Oct 30, 2012

we (your brother & I) were looking at old pictures and as i listen to his stories about you.... its an amazing relationship. we miss you...that smile....that hair....that joyful spirit. The girls have grown into beautiful young ladies. We went to Vannah's graduation this year and looking forward for keanna's graduation. we love u. Rest in Love.

Frankie Seipp
Phoenix, Az
May 7, 2012

Uncle! I miss you so much. You are missed so much. Every time I go up to alaska I know your there with me and the rest of the boys. I love you and miss you so much love always your nephew Folagi!

Manu Seuga
Pago Pago, SM
Oct 20, 2011

Manu no words can explain how much i miss you its to hard belive that ur still gone... R.I.P unko Manu

Samoanna Seuga
Seatac, Wa
Oct 18, 2011

Manu its been six years with out u. I miss and love u with all my heart. R.I.P cuz :'(

Eli Elisara
Long Beach, CA
Feb 4, 2005

Rest in Peace to a good uso,used 2 work with him at the railroad...


Kalama, WA
Feb 6, 2005

My heart goes out to Manu's family. I spent time with his family and worked with him on the ships. What a good Man, friend, father, family member. I will miss him deeply, I have many fond memories of him. Forever in my heart. Rest in Peace my friend. RED

KIM CARLILE
SPOKANE, WA
Feb 8, 2005

WE WILL MISS MANU DEEPLY. HE WAS WELL LOVED BY ALL. I AM GREATFUL TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BE A SMALL PART IN MANU'S LIFE, AS A FRIEND. I WILL REMEMBER HIM ALWAYS. MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY. KIM

Michelle
seattle, WA
Feb 10, 2005

WE WILL MISS YOU UNCLE MANU. REST IN PEACE UNCLE!! WE ALL LOVE YOU AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY AND OUR HEARTS

LOVE YOUR NEICE,

MICHELLE

Dan Smith
Bering Sea
Jun 16, 2005

Manu was a great friend & will be with us in our hearts.

BOBBIE CUNNINGHAM
KIRKLAND, WA
Jun 29, 2005

It has taken me a while to be able to even write this memorial. It is just so hard to believe. As I reflect back Manu and I had some very fun times on and off the fishing boat over the years. It was a shocked to me to hear of the tragedy and my prayers go out to his children and the entire family. Which I know are all very close and in pain, please know he is in a better place and his love will never end for you all.

I have looked through all the pictures we took together and it took my memories back to the family get togetherís and outings. Manu was always a crazy young man. That grew up to have two beautiful girls. The last time I saw him was at the rail road, we always would run into each other in the strangest places over the years. The thing I remember the most is he always was upbeat and had a head of hair that made me so jealous. NuNu rest in peace love.

Aiaga E. Roffey
Grand Junction,, CO
Aug 9, 2005

Goodness!!!why did you have to leave so soon:. You touched so many hearts, especially with that priceless smile. It was a great blessing to have you as a brother. I wish you well and a wonderful journey to the other side. I love you Manu.

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