March 14, 2011
Erna Sophie Rivera, 81, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a retired baker at the former King Kamehameha Hotel and pantry worker at the former Kona Inn Resort, died in Kaiser Medical Center, Moanalua. She was born in Germany. She is survived by husband Graciano; sons Jimmy and Robin; daughtersDoris and Cooky Tavares, and Romy Lukeala; brother Georg Back; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation:
9 a.m. Saturday at Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity (bottom of Lako Street in Kailua-Kona). Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park, Holualoa. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.