Puni Mikaele passes away
The family of Puni Mikaele Sr. notified Samoa News that on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 5:56am their father went home to be with his Savior Lord Jesus Christ in heaven.
First born of Finau Lagafuina Asi, he led an exemplary life in service to his family, his country and its people.
After he graduated from Marist Brothers Catholic School (American Samoa) he, like his father Rev. Falo Tiamalu, joined the armed forces. Marine raised he served in the Vietnam War where he received for his acts of valor the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Navy Achievement Medal and the Purple Heart.
Puni Mikaele Sr. is survived by his everliving God, his devoted wife Vallerie May Mikaele, his children Fa'aniniva, Peter, Puni Jr., Vincent, Fetalaiga, Alvin, Michael, and his special little girl Kassandra. Many wonderful grandchildren and many loving brothers and sisters that he loved very much.
Final services were held on Monday July 10, 2012. His final resting place is Tahoma National, 18600 Southeast Street, Kent Wa.