Hagåtña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lieutenant Governor Josh Tenorio issue the following statements on the passing of former Talofofo Commissioner Roman Quinata: 

“Today, we join the island in mourning the passing of former Talofofo Commissioner Roman Leon Guerrero Quinata, a faithful servant of God who truly encapsulated Guam’s greatest generation,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “At 92 years old, Commissioner Quinata lived a full and selfless life that will forever inspire us all. As a young son, he suffered unimaginable horrors during the Japanese Occupation and despite his difficult experience, he went on to serve our nation in the Korean War. Throughout his life, he never held space for hatred in his heart and instead, he persistently offered prayers filled with the hope that our children would never endure the atrocities of war. We will always be grateful to have had Commissioner Quinata as one of our Grand Marshals on our 75th Annual Liberation Day, where his gentle spirit reverberated the resiliency and hope of the CHamoru People.”

“Commissioner Quinata was also much more than his story of war survival, he symbolized the good graces of the People of Guam and generously gave his life to public service,” added Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “As Commissioner, he was instrumental in implementing one of Guam’s first postal mail delivery systems and organizing an appreciated offering of recreational activities for the youth of Talofofo. He continued his contributions by serving in different capacities at the former Public Utilities Agency of Guam and retired after 33 years of steadfast commitment to our community. Our condolences and prayers are with Commissioner Quinata’s family and loved ones. He will be dearly missed by all who were blessed to know his love.”


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