Activist Von Tresckow “Paul” Patu passed last week.
Patu was respected as a Asian American community member, and was especially committed to supporting youth, particularly encouraging API youth to continue their education, along with focusing on helping the API community with healthcare and job services.
He suffered from a stroke and a brain aneurysm. His memorial will be held in Tukwila, at the Church By the Side of the Road, March 9.
Patu was 70. He was born in Tonga in 1944. He is survived by his wife, Betty Patu, and family. (end)