MA’A “STONE” S. ASUEGA

Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

MA'A Our beloved Dad, Grandpa, and Great-Grandpa, Maatulimanu Solosolo Asuega went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 23rd, 2017. No longer in pain but in peace, he was lovingly received by our beloved Mother, Aloiafi, his son Thomas, and his daughter Marie with comfort and relief, knowing that his suffering is no more. Loved and missed by man, you will remain in our hearts forever. Born November 28, 1936 and raised in Pago Pago, American Samoa until the late 1950's when he came to Hawai'i to begin a life here. He met and married our Mom in the early 1960's and had five of us children. He retired from the Honolulu Transport Warehouse (now Kano Trucking) as a warehouse foreman supervisor. His coworkers knew him by "Stone" because his first name means "Cornerstone", "Ma'a" short for stone. He was an active member of the Tenant Association Committee at Mayor Wright Homes where he initiated and implemented the first Neighborhood Security Watch program in the state of Hawai'i. He was also an active member of the Samoan Flag Day Committee in the 1990's where for the first time in Hawai'i, Native Hawaiians participated in the August 1996 event. The Hokule'a Voyaging Canoe and its crew sailed into Keehi Lagoon on the morning of August 9th, where about 100 Samoans greeted them with a traditional kava ceremony. From humble beginnings until the end, our Dad was always proud of his children, and his HC Asuega Family for their firm belief in God, our custom and culture. We love you and miss you Dad, never far from our thoughts but close to our hearts. Manuia lou Malaga... A hui hou... Until we meet again. Survived by his two daughters, Pamela Asuega-Keawe (Kenneth), Sonya Honeygirl Asuega. Grandchildren; Laurissa, Kenny, Taylor, Thomas, Pamela Marie, Charlie, Thomas Jr., and Koali'i. Great- grandchild; Jasmine Brothers;Tommy, Solosolo, Leulua'iasopaolo, Ulafala. Sisters; Malologa Balete, Selefulufa Asuega-Tilivala and Siauini Palaita. Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. Sunday April 23, 2017 at Kamehameha School Bishop Memorial Chapel. Service begins at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be Monday April 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

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