To be announced
Takeu Paul Reeung (Recheungel) was born in Ngarard, Palau and died peacefully on January 22nd, 2021. He was an incredibly brave and religious man who lived life everyday, as if there was no tomorrow. He was very passionate about his family and friends and married his life-long friend and love, Imechei Bernardino. She fondly remembers how, on the night they met, he wouldn't take his eyes off of her from across the room. When she asked him about this night decades later, he said that he knew from that moment that he would marry her. He was a great storyteller and had many stories about his time fishing as a boy, as well as life on the island. You could often find him sitting in his chair, smiling or laughing, as he told one of his many tales. He was a bowling champion in Guam and competed in Taiwan and Japan. He loved nature, and sculpted the mesquite tree at his Arizona home so his grandchildren could climb it. During his last year in Texas, he had green onions and basil on the window sill that he cared for and nipped at regularly. He was a hard working man, retiring from Layne after working there for several decades.
He was preceded in death by his siblings Moi, Kedoi, Bukurrou, Ngetuberrai, Aribuk and Hubert, as well as his children Johnson (Mike) and Jeffrey. He is survived by his loving spouse Imechei; brother Heinrich; children Jennifer, Julie, Monica, Joe and Jud; grandchildren Kimberly (Michael), Nicolina (Joseph), Eric, Tereked, Devin, Agassi, and Destin; and great-grandchildren Jadyn, Bella, Hayli, Aurora, Austin, and Azie Saka. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
We will be celebrating his life virtually through his beloved church, Palauan Evangelical Church of Guam (date and time to be announced). His niece, Dolores Smith, is asking for prayers as well as donations to be sent to the Go Fund Me listed below. Takeu was the breadwinner of the family, even in his retirement, and the money raised will help to pay for expenses related to his passing, as well as the care for his wife Imechei.
Please post any and all stories, memories, pictures and/or videos of your time with Takeu. He will be greatly missed and, through your stories and memories, he can continue connecting all of us together.