Tilofai M. Saleapaga
Tilofai M. Saleapaga, known to most as “Casey”, age 73, passed away at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, March 31, 2018 after a 15-month battle with lung cancer due to exposure to Agent Orange.
He is survived by his wife, Rose, two daughters, Valasi and Solofua, and two grandchildren.
Born in American Samoa to Tilofai and Mekala Saleapaga, he grew up there amongst eight other siblings. Tilofai later joined the Army and served for 24 years receiving an honorable discharge in 1991. Tilofai was a veteran of the Vietnam War. After retiring from the military, he worked as a clerk with the Postal Service for 22 years. He was proud of his Samoan heritage, loved watching football, and had strong faith in Christian principles. He will be buried at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.