Sister M. Ruth Faisca, SHF, died peacefully in Fremont on September 17. She was born on May 13, 1933, in Kohala, Hawaii, and entered the Sisters of the Holy Family on July 2, 1951.
Sister Ruth worked in catechetical, child care and parish ministry in Los Angeles, Burlingame, Palo Alto, Lodi, Pleasant Hill, Reno, Las Vegas, Honokaa, Honolulu and Kailua. She has also served the Sisters of the Holy Family as Novice Director, Vocations Director and Congregational Councilor.
In 2008, she was appointed Director of Life Development and Motherhouse Director for the Sisters in Fremont, a position she held until illness caused her to cut back her hours of work. Sister Ruth was also in demand as a mentor and spiritual companion in the Fremont area while she was serving in SHF community ministry.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Sisters of the Holy Family, PO Box 3248, Fremont, CA 94539.