Ed Pastor: Latino Pioneer Honored At Capitol

By Editor December 2, 2018 10:26

Ed Pastor: Latino Pioneer Honored At Capitol

, Arizona Republic, report on the passing of Arizona’s first Latino Congressman, Ed Pastor. –

“Former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, Arizona’s first Hispanic member of Congress whose death earlier this week stirred an outpouring of tributes from leaders across the political spectrum, will lie in state at the Arizona Capitol on Sunday, his daughter confirmed Friday night.

Pastor, who was 75, suffered a heart attack overnight Tuesday, his family said.

He will lie in the rotunda of the original Arizona Capitol building at the state complex located at 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix Councilwoman Laura Pastor, his daughter, told The Arizona Republic.

The public will be allowed inside from 2 to 5 p.m. to pay their respects to the late congressman, a Democrat who represented Arizona for 23 years in Washington, D.C.,  before choosing not to seek re-election in 2014. Organizers said the event would end exact;y at 5 p.m.

Prior to that, from 1 to 2 p.m., a closed ceremony for elected officials and other state dignitaries will be held. That will be preceded by a private ceremony for family, Laura Pastor said.

On Thursday, a visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Ave., followed by a Rosary from 7 to 8 p.m., and eulogies at 8 p.m., she said.

Pastor’s funeral mass will be held at the church at 2 p.m. on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked for donations to be made to the Ed Pastor Memorial Fund at the Arizona Community Foundation.”

By Editor December 2, 2018 10:26

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