Family announces funeral services for Utu Abe Malae
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Utu Abe Malae's passing is a great loss to our Utu Family. Utu was a compassionate family Sa'o.
He always gave much more than us Utu Family matai for our faalavelaves. After a faalavelave, he usually would share his monetary gifts from others with members of our Family. He believed that our Utu Family members should spend more on building and fixing their homes and funding their children's education and spend less on faalavelaves. Many times Utu would go by himself and give to the faalavelaves of families we were related to, without asking our Utu Family members to contribute. He often visited our family elders to give them food and monies and encouraged our family youth to be productive. Utu asked us Utu Family matai to be efficient in performing our cultural duties and to be respectful of other people's time.
Our Utu Family members in American Samoa and around the globe mourn Utu's passing. We celebrate Utu's life. We thank God and Utu for his leadership of our Family.
10/10 Wednesday 5pm, Lee Auditorium, Utulei: Service for Utu's Families and Friends
10/12 Friday 7am: Brief service at LBJ Hospital Chapel, Fagaalu
10/12 Friday 9am: First church service at CCCAS Amouli
10/12 Friday 11am: Utu's casket at Mataava, Utu Guest House
10/12 Friday 1:30pm: Second church service at CCCAS Amouli
Utu Abe will be buried at Tia o Utu.