Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Nena Conveyed Condolences to Coleman

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): May 7, 1997 - FSM Acting President Jacob Nena send through diplomatic channel on May 1, 1997, to Madam Lora Coleman his sincere condolences on his own behalf and on behalf of the people of the Federated States of Micronesia for the untimely passing of her husband the late Peter T. Coleman, who died of liver cancer at the age of 77 at his Niu Valley home in Honolulu on April 28, 1997.

Nena stated, "many of my colleagues and I who are in high positions in the FSM Government had the good fortune of experiencing our first government jobs under the able leadership of your late husband. Unselfishly dedicated to the growth and development of the Pacific Islands region and its peoples; Mr. Coleman was indeed a pioneer. For many, he was like a genuine father - loving and caring for the Pacific sons and daughters. He will not be easily forgotten."

"At this time of personal grief and sorrow, I can only say that our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends. May the good Lord bring peace and comfort to you and your loved ones," Nena concluded.

FSM General Consul in Hawaii, Kasio Mida, who relayed the message to the FSM Acting President said that the late Coleman will be buried at the Diamond Head memorial park. Time has yet to be announced.

Condolence messages may be sent to Lora Coleman at 389 Mamaka Place, Honolulu, Hawaii, HI 96821, or to telephone and fax number (808) 373-1688, Mida stated.

Coleman served long years in the Government of the Trust territory of the pacific Islands both at the District level as District Administrator and at the Headquarters level as Deputy High Commissioner. On a number of instances he was appointed Acting High Commissioner.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
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P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356