Pita Lauina Asiata
March 13, 1960 ~ October 28, 2013
Pita Lauina Asiata returned home to his Heavenly Father on October 28, 2013. He was born in a humble village call Satupaitea on the South east coast of Savaii Island in Western Samoa, to Gogosina White and Tavui Tuimaseve Asiata, but raised by his great Aunt Aliitasi Faifua. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1969.
He arrived in American in 1974 for one reason, to work and save up to bring the rest of the family from Samoa. He was the oldest child and is survived by three siblings: Faavae, Mere, and Faapo.
He graduated from Los Amigos High School in Southern California in 1977. In 1981 he married Fualole Matemate and began their family together. He is survived by five children: Segalesulu, Tupusala, Gogosina, married to Metui Laloni, Matthew, married to Tangiofa Atiga (children: Ioana-Fualole, Ephraim, Shawnee-Leslie) and Shawn, married to Makeleta Fauolo (daughter, Alilia, and one on the way).
In 1994, Dad and Mom sealed their family in the Los Angeles LDS Temple for time and all eternity. In 2000 he moved his family to Utah, and watched his children grow and play sports all over the state and country. He was a kind, loving and humble man.
A family service will be held on Sunday evening, November 3, 2013, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Vaiola LDS Ward, 53 East 350 North, North Salt Lake - Everyone Welcome - the burial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 4, 2013 also at the same location.
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