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placeholder October 5, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 17   •   Oakland, CA

Sister M. Ruth Faisca, SHF

Sister M. Ruth Faisca, a member of the Sisters of the Holy Family for 64 years, died Sept. 17 in Fremont. She was 82.

A native of Kohala, Hawaii, Sister Ruth had served in catechetical, child care and parish ministry in Los Angeles, Burlingame, Palo Alto, Lodi, Pleasant Hill, Reno, Las Vegas, Honokaa, Honolulu, and Kailua.

For her Holy Family community, Sister Ruth also served as a novice director, vocations director and congregational councilor. Appointed director of Life Development and Motherhouse Director in 2008, she held this position until illness caused her to cut back her hours of work. She was also in demand as a mentor and spiritual companion in the Fremont area while she was serving in SHF community ministry.

The funeral Mass was held Sept. 29 at St. Joseph Church in Fremont. Interment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma.

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