80, passed away on August 26, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born and raised in Laie where he attended Kahuku High School and was a proud member of the Red Raiders football team. While in high school Poutoa was coached by Prince Neff Maiava in wrestling and judo.He graduated in 1956 and remained in touch with his classmates throughout the years.
After high school Poutoa joined the U.S. Air Force and completed his 4 year tour of duty which took him to the mainland where he was trained in power plant operations. He put those skills to use when he was stationed at the SAC AF base in Miho, Japan. He represented his Air Force unit on their Judo team and took championship for their division.
Upon his discharge from the Air Force, Poutoa went to Johnston Atoll and worked as a power plant supervisor. Afterwards, he returned home and began working as an insurance agent selling insurance, stocks and securities. Since Poutoa was a people person who loved to talk story, this job suited him well. He made many friends and acquaintances along the way. He later invested in his own stainless steel business and after a few years decided to join his siblings in the 1980’s as a mail carrier with the USPS. He retired as a mail carrier for the USPS downtown Honolulu area.
Family was everything to Poutoa. He was an awesome husband, amazing father, and a strong man of faith and prayer. He always took time to “smell the roses” and greeted each day with a smile. He was humble but always stood up for what he believed in and always maintained his integrity. He was an avid diver and fantastic cook.
Poutoa is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara “Pua” Iuli; daughters: Pilar Liu, Miriam Iuli, Grace (Jason) Bright, adopted grandsons: Charles J.R. (Chanda) Iuli and Dustin A. P. Iuli: 10 grandchildren; brother, Gulstan Avei (Constance) Fonoimoana; sisters: Sana Ah Lo, Celestia Lawton, Neva Brooks, Kanani Iuli, and Dancette (Mirabelle) Iuli.
He is predeceased by his parents Filemu Fonoimoana and Rebecca Won Fonoimoana Iuli, sister Vienna Nahinu and brother, Francis Lotai Fonoimoana, who died at the age of 6.
Services will be held at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary,
Mauka Chapel, on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.
Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Service: 10:00 a.m.
Aloha attire ~ No flowers ~ Private Burial