Long time Alaskan resident Uluao Aumavae AKA "Jack" passed away at Matsu Regional Hospital on January 23rd, 2014.
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Mr. Aumavae is survived by his ex-wife, Enike; and their 13 children: Mativa Tago, Iva Ropati, Helen Aumavae-Laulu, Florence Tauaefa, Elizabeth Sega, Rozanne Misa, Miriama Laulu, Uluao Aumavae Jr, Keith Aumavae, Rachel Aumavae-Lauvao, Diana Aumavae, Beverly Matau, and Benjamin Aumavae. He also left behind his 34 Grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Mr. Aumavae is a veteran of the Korean War where he earned several honors and Medals. He was the second eldest child of 11 born to the Late Aumavae Tolomu and Eva Soaalofa in Manua American Samoa.
Mr. Aumavae was a man of many trades; he was a well known boxer who received the light weight championship title in his younger years before serving in the Army, Air-force and Coast Guard. Mr Aumavae was wounded during his deployment to Korea so when he returned home he became a fisherman and owned his own boat. He later retired at the local community College.
In 1977 Mr. Aumavae married Enike Falemai who later became the mother to his 13 children whom he loved dearly. Mr. Aumavae spent his lifetime in American Samoa, Hawaii, Washington and Alaska, being his final resting place.
Mr. Aumavae was a God fearing man who was a living testimony of God's love. His lifetime motto came from the Bible Verse Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me" there wasn't anything Mr.Aumavae wouldn't do for his children and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Mr. Aumavae stated that when his time came he would want to be remembered as a man that loved God and a man that loved his children. Anyone that knows him can attest to this memory.
Mr. Aumavae's service will be held February 7th, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Change Point Church at 6689 Changepoint Dr, Anchorage, AK 99518. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kehl's Legacy Funeral Home.
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Published in Alaska Dispatch News from Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, 2014