Remembrance for ex-politician
Gov. Linda Lingle has ordered state flags to fly at half-staff today for former Republican lawmaker and sugar industry executive Joseph Ruiz Garcia Jr., who died May 19 at age 90.
Garcia served 24 years in the territorial and state House of Representatives and later was elected to the Hawai'i County Council.
A wake is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Visitation will continue at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Honomu, with a Mass at 10 a.m.