Leopino Ofakimalae Angianga, 63, of Fort Wayne passed away peacefully on Monday, April 3, 2023. Leopino was born March 16, 1960 in the south pacific Island of Tonga. In 1979, he moved to American Samoa, where he fell in love with a beautiful Samoan girl, who eventually became his wife of 41 years. In 1983, he, his wife, and daughter moved to Maui, Hawaii and had three sons; they later moved to Oahu in 1989. In 1996, he and his wife decided to move to the Mainland for a better opportunity for their children. They migrated to Jackson, Michigan in 1996, then to South Bend, Indiana in 1999 and then to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2017. Pino was very strong in his Catholic faith. He loved every single one of his family members, unconditionally. Everything he did, came from his heart and never for anything in return. He loved to sing and play his guitar, whether it was in church or during his Kava sessions with his family and friends. He was a member of Knights of Columbus in Mishawaka, Indiana thru Queen of Peace. Pino battled his sickness for 4 long years. Despite being in and out of the hospital, he always had his sense of humor. Throughout his entire journey, he always managed to crack jokes and make everyone around him laugh and smile. We will most definitely miss his angelic voice, his hearty laugh and his sense of humor.
Leopino is survived by his wife Galuafi Angianga; daughter, Malia (Nicholas) Angianga- Baker; sons, Siua (Martha) Angianga, Gary (Jennifer) Angianga and Faavae Angianga; His 16 grandchildren include Brayden Angianga, Ariana Baker, Aloisio Angianga, Nick Jr Baker, Malachai Angianga, Halavunga Angianga, Ikaika Angianga, Pale Angianga, Noelani, Baker, Gary Jr Angianga, Bella-Rose Angianga, Noah Baker, Leopino Angianga, Meilani Angianga, Kaylani Angianga, and Isaac Baker.
Leopino was preceded in death by his parents Angianga and Savelina Tai; siblings, Brothers, Tu’i’utuloa (deceased), Halavunga(deceased), Heneli(deceased), Peletino (living), Sosefo(living) and Sister, Helena(deceased).
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am, Thursday, April 13, 2023, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery, 1502 E. Wallen Rd. with calling one hour prior. Visitation will also be held 5-8pm , Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne.
Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne.