Rise’ Carroll Poch Dittmar “Rise”

Posted On February 8th, 2013 -

Age 69, of Honolulu passed away at her home December 17th, after a hard fought battle with cancer. Born in Baltimore, Maryland on October 9th, 1943. She and her parents, Virgil & Capitola Poch, settled to Long Beach, California in 1948. A graduate of USC, 1965, BA in Psychology, member of the Gamma Phi sorority. She moved to Honolulu in 1967, and worked as a Vice President Media Buyer for some of the major advertising agencies in the islands. Risa was active in organizations such as Honolulu Advertising Federation Board of Directors, Art Academy of Honolulu and Honolulu Symphony Guild. Most notable and dear to her heart was her involvement with Friends of Hawaii Kai Public Library. A beautiful person, inside and out. She will be remembered for her unconditional love, generosity, integrity, perseverance, and sincerity. She will truly be missed. She is survived by brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gary & Mason Dittmar of Gardnerville NV, cousin Lorelie Edwards of Geneva NE, and son and best friend Chris. Private services. Donations to be made in her name to charity of donor’s choosing.

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