The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001103795-01
Funeral Notices


Rudolph Carl Wassman III passed away in Queensland Australia, January 1, 2018 at age 90. He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his meritorious achievement in development of the Pineapple industry in Australia through his 50+ year career as the Chief Horticulturist at Golden Circle Cannery. A ’44 graduate of Roosevelt High School, he worked for Dole on Oahu and Lanai after serving in the Army and graduating from the University of Hawaii. Survived by wife Eva Mae (Boss); children: Carl, Scott and Lisa Lurie; sister, Patricia Wassman Christian; grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Private Services.