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IAKOPO UNAITE JR. Iakopo "Jake" Unaite Jr., age 55, of Las Vegas, passed Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Jake was born Feb. 27, 1958, in Pago Pago, American Samoa, to Iakopo and Melefu (Siliga) Unaite. After 22 years of service, he retired as a master sergeant of the U.S. Marine Corps. He proudly served in the Desert Storm War. He later worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. Jake was an impact on many young athletes' lives as a coach for his daughter's softball team and the Nevada Youth Football League (NYFL). He loved watching his children play high school sports, golfing with his friends and playing video poker. Jake was a family man, a teacher and always had words of wisdom. His last joy in life was his grandson, Mason. Jake was preceded in death by his son, Brandon Unaite. Jake is survived by his wife, Susan Unaite; daughter, Brandee Unaite of Pearl City, Hawaii; sons, Jake Unaite and Nicholas Unaite, both of Las Vegas; parents, Iakopo and Melefu (Siliga) Unaite; sisters, Annette, Darlene and Mouki; brother, Tommy; grandson, Mason Unaite of Pearl City; and multiple nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at New Hope Las Vegas, 3965 S. Durango Drive, Pastor Kent Miyoshi officiating.


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