By Roxana Tiron - 02/10/10 08:29 PM EST
The 77-year old lawmaker died Monday of complications from
Visitation for Murtha has been scheduled for Sunday and Monday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Frank Duca Funeral Home in Johnstown.
Murtha’s spokesman Matthew Mazonkey told the
Pittsburgh Tribune Review that
the lawmaker’s family has decided against burial at Arlington National
Cemetery. Murtha, a Marine Corps veteran and the first Vietnam War
veteran to be elected to Congress, is eligible for burial at Arlington.
Murtha's family is working with the office of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who was close to Murtha, to hold a public memorial in the U.S. Capitol in the coming weeks. An official congressional delegation is also expected to be present for the private funeral service on Tuesday.
The family requested that people not send flowers and instead donate money to the UPMC John P. Murtha Cancer Pavilion in Johnstown, Pa. or to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center in Windber.