Obituaries for Thursday, July 13, 2017

• Gordon Dodd • George ‘Jeff’ Ehlert • Adriana Willmersdorf

Gordon Dodd

Gordon Dodd (Reno) passed away in June​ 2017. Gordon was born in June​ 1950, in Michigan to James and Catherine Dodd.

His background was in Secondary Ed, Ki-Aikido, Zen and Hinduism. Gordon ​joined the​ Kauai community​ in​ 1990. He​ taught at Kauai schools and was a case manager in Kauai’s mental health and disabilities community.

He was a licensed minister and performed many wedding services and vow renewals. He also had a private counseling and healing practice. Compassion and humor were key elements in his life and work as well as the thorough enjoyment of sharing puns!​

Gordon authored two books: Secrets of the Flame and Give Me More. He designed and invented the game/learning tool Heart Search, enjoyed woodworking and the​ creation​ of​ wooden folk toys.

Gordon is survived by his sister, Linda (Patrick) Crane; nieces, Shannon (Chris) Dupé, Andrea(Ian) Schnee and their children, Calvin and Bridget. Gordon will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. ​ His heart was kind and true.

One of Reno’s requests was that “you each raise a glass and make a toast to LIFE and that you each live your lives in LOVE and be happy”.

Aloha, Gordon.

George ‘Jeff’ Ehlert

George Jeffrey “Jeff” Ehlert of Kapaa passed away at Garden Isle Health Care on June 30, 2017, at the age of 73. He was born in New Jersey on March 16, 1944, and served in Vietnam with the US Army.

George is survived by his sisters, Terrie Nixdorff of Washington and Kristie Burnetti of Illinois.

Private burial services were held at Kauai Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Ehlert family with arrangements.

Adriana Willmersdorf

Adriana Bertoli Willmersdorf of Kalaheo passed away on July 3, 2017, at the age of 40. She was born in Brazil on Dec. 6, 1976, and worked at the Kauai Humane Society as an Animal Care Manager.

Adriana is survived by her parents, Jorge and Lucilene Willmersdorf of Chicago; sister, Lucilene Willmersdorf of Florida; numerous aunties, uncles, and cousins.

Private family services were held.

Kauai Memorial Gardens assisted the family with arrangements.


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