Obituaries for Sunday — October 16, 2005

• Irene O. Northrop

• William Edward Wenberg

• Dora Orio Yamaguchi


Irene O. Northrop

Irene O. Northrop of Koloa died Sept. 28, 2005, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, at the age of 85.

Born Nov. 22, 1919, in Vladivostok, Russia, she was a secretary for the health departments of Pasadena, Calif., and Vernon, Calif.

She is survived by two sons: John (Carole) Northrop, of Tahoe City, Calif., and Lowell (Wilda) Northrop of Pacific Grove, Calif.; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at her home at 1963 Pahoehoe St. in Koloa. Services will be by Mike Young at 6 p.m.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


William Edward Wenberg

William Edward Wenberg died Oct. 5, 2005, at the age of 47.

Born May 10, 1958, he came from Los Angeles to follow his spiritual quest. He was an inspiring writer, and spent much of his time at Secret Beach writing poetry. He also loved hiking in to Kalalau to enjoy the scenery and its peacefulness.

He is survived by his stepmother, Betty Wing; stepbrother, Keith; beloved wife, Antonia Marie Wenberg; stepsons, Michael, James and David (Dirley) Dieudonne; two grand-children, Christopher and Chanel Dieudonne; and pets Ipo and Tiny Tim.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Dora Orio Yamaguchi

Dora Orio Yamaguchi of Kealia died Sept. 25, 2005, at Garden Isle Health Care at the age of 96.

Born in Koloa, she retired from the state Department of Education as a schoolteacher.

She is survived by her daughter, Leva Hayashi of Ewa Beach, O’ahu; brother, Paul Okamura of Kalaheo; sister, Fumiko Morisato of Pearl City; grandson, Lon (Vicky) Nagahiro of Kealia; granddaughter, Tori (Deacon) Arreola of Ewa Beach; great-granddaughter, Ashlee Nagahiro; numerous nieces and nephews. Services and inurnment were private.

Arrangements were handled by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home

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