Patelesio Puleti Leilua - Class of 1981
February 6, 1962 - December 11, 2017
Sadly, we announce the passing of a humble and loving man. Sio as he is known by his friends, last resided in the town he grew up in Hawthorne CA. ¬†Not much is known about his passing; cause of death is unknown.
Sio is survived by his wife Paiao Leilua and children Vanila, Phillip and Seu, and grandchildren Little Sio and Ulufa.
Sio worked as a Customer Service Agent for Air New Zealand at the Los Angeles Int'l Airport. 'When I was told that we needed to change from our own cargo Handling operation to Contractors I had to choose who we would be able to keep and who would have to go. One of the first I chose to ensure we would retain him was Seo. He was the fun loving, sincere and all round good guy. I had watched him grow from a young man into a responsible husband and father. His smile, his mischievous grin, which usually meant something was going on and somebody was going to be the victim of some prank or joke ... His personality ... Were all attributes that made him a very special man. He has been in my thoughts from the time I have heard of his passing ... Too young ... I know his friends will ensure his family is protected in the future ... He will live in my memories forever, Peter Burn.'
'Sio was a good fun loving guy, his passing has really affected me although I have not seen him in years.'
Derek Linton '81
St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church
Monday, December 18, 2017