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Fuafiva Faanu Tuanaitau

Birth Date: June 3, 1974
Death Date: October 28, 2014

Fuafiva Faanu Tuanaitau 1974-2014
Fiva Tuanaitau of Sacramento passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the age of 40. Fiva, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, was born on June 3rd, 1974 to Faanu and Betty Tuanaitau in Santa Rosa, CA.
As a small child he lived in Hawaii until he and his family relocated back to California, making Sacramento their home. During his teen years Fiva attended Grant High School where he played football and earned himself the nicname of “Primo” among his friends. After graduation from Grant in 1992 he went on to attend Sac State University for a short time. While attending college he joined the Zeta Omega Psi Fraternity where his new found fraternity brothers donned him, “Chewy”. As he began performing locally as a bass guitar player for the band, “Mr. Gorsky” yet another nickname began to surface: “The Samoan Bass Player.” He would later become known as “DJ Five” by family, friends and acquaintances. For the past two years of his life you would have found DJ Fiva every Friday night, doing what he loved, performing Karaoke at the 145 Club in Rio Linda.
On September 3rd, 2005 Fiva married the love of his life, Renae Anderson. They were later sealed for time and all eternity in the Sacramento LDS Temple on September 1st, 2007. One of Fiva’s greatest accomplishments in his life was becoming a Father. His wife Renae gave birth to their daughter Lianapeti on January 29, 2008. Her birth brought a new chapter in Fiva’s life.
He truly learned the meaning of unconditional love as he held little Liana for the first time. She would grow to become his little Angel and more than Anything, “Daddy’s Girl”.
Fiva, the owner and founder of “Big Top Karaoke and DJ”, is know as a man of many talents. As a DJ, bass guitar player, singer, comedian, home cook, MC and a genuine caring person, he had the ability to make all those who surrounded him laugh, smile, and feel at home. He was a natural performer with an undying love of 80’s amd Reggae music, especially the group Morrissey. Fiva forever sought to bring happiness to the lives of others. He was a man of Love, faith and kindness.
Fiva is survived by his wife: Renae Tuanaitau; Daughter: Lianapeti Tuanaitau; Siblings: Sialiitu Lutu Jr., Joshua and “Pookl” Tuanaitau; Father Faanu Faasip Tuanaitau and many friends and family. He was preceded in death by his mother Betty Tuanaitau; and sister: Oliana Lutu Topley.

Funeral Service
November 7, 2014
11:00 am
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
751 Rio Tierra Ave Sacramento, CA 95834
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November 6, 2014
4:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home
4701 Marysville Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95838
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  1. Renae we were so sad to hear about Fiva, what a sad thing for your sweet family. Lois always talked about Fiva and what a great man he was. She always looked forward to seeing you when you were in town. We love you and your family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Families are forever.

    David and Michelle Anderson

  2. Believe it or not, the first time I met Fiva he was actually quiet. He was probably taking in our family since he was a newlywed! That was probably the last time I ever saw him quiet:) I see him so clearly sitting at Ann's table teaching Spencer how to make paper flowers a couple of summers ago to impress the girls at EFY. They were pretty impressive to me. Then we were so lucky that he, Renae, and Liana made the family reunion in Texas last summer. He kept us laughing for those fun-filled days. He also shared his talents with the karaoke nights that he planned for us. We are so blessed that you are part of our family; we lost a dear friend when you returned home. Till we meet again, my dear nephew–
    Love, Debra Grebe

  3. My condolences and prayers for the family and loved ones of this wonderful man. I had the privilege of having Fiva as a friend in high school. His genuine love and ability to brighten the world for all those who knew him is one of the things I have always remembered most about him. His forever lasting impact on my heart and soul is his legacy.

  4. Fiva has touched many people's lives including mine. He always had a great smile and always brings brightness when he walks in a room. He always had a way to make you feel good and make you laugh. I will miss my best friend and he will forever be in my heart and mind.
    Thank you Fiva for all the laughter, all the joy and all the love that you gave. I love you uce.

  5. I remember going to Karaoke with him there at the Lampost that use to he on Northgate Blvd. He was the nicest man I have ever met! My husband and I was just talking about him! Fiva we Love you! May You Rest in Paradise!!!!

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