Ed Pastor

Former Congressman Ed Pastor died on Nov. 27 at age 75.

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) − Family and friends will say their last goodbyes to former U.S. Representative Ed Pastor on Thursday and Friday.

Pastor, the first Hispanic member of Congress from Arizona, died of a heart attack on Nov. 27 at age 75.

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On Thursday, there will be a viewing from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. rosary at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

The next day, Mass will be held at 2 p.m. at the church.

After the Mass, Pastor will be laid to rest in a private burial at St. Francis Cemetery followed by a private reception.

Pastor, a Democrat, won a 1991 special election for the House seat vacated by fellow Democrat Morris K. Udall and was re-elected 11 times. He had previously been a Maricopa County supervisor.

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The public paid their respect to Pastor inside the Rotunda at the Arizona State Capitol while he lied in state.

The family has asked for donations to be made to the Ed Pastor Memorial Fund at the Arizona Community Foundation in lieu of flowers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 


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