10 Jul 2006

American Samoa senator Ma'o Tima to be buried this week

1:05 pm on 10 July 2006

Funeral services for American Samoa Senator, Ma'o Tima Jr., are set for this week.

He passed away late last month in a Los Angeles hospital at the age of 54.

His remains will arrive from Honolulu in three days and will be taken to the Legislative Fono Guest Fale for the state service.

The Senate President, Lolo Moliga, said this is the Fono's last chance to bid farewell and pay respect to their colleague.

The late Senator will be laid to rest Thursday at his home in Tafuna village.

Ma'o is survived by his wife and four children.