A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday for Albert Famuli, a 15-year-old Saddleback High School sophomore and junior varsity football player who was shot and killed last Tuesday during an argument at a party in Santa Ana.
The service will be at MacDougall Mortuary, 1610 E. First St., Santa Ana.
Famuli, a native of Samoa, was a gregarious, 235-pound lineman who was well-liked by his peers, Saddleback Coach Jerry Witte said.
"He was like a big teddy bear," Witte said. "You couldn't miss him walking around school. Everyone liked him. He'd see someone he knew, and he'd always pat you on the back. It's just a tragic thing."
Witte said Famuli had academic troubles his freshman year, but after joining the football team this year, he "just turned himself around 180 degrees--in school and in everything."