Obituaries for October 20

Wayne Leopoldino, 77, of Hilo died Oct. 13 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired contractor. Private services held. Survived by son, Harlan (Ronda) Leopoldino of Hilo; daughters, Debra Carter of Hilo and Cheryl (Kim) Hoshino and Lynnet (Wayne) Gonsalves, both of Mountain View; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Brent Blue Keanu Matsuda, 24, of Honokaa died Sept. 9 at his home in Kukuihaele. Born in Hilo, he lived in Texas where he served in the U.S. Army. He also worked for Allied Security in Waikoloa. Private services held. Celebration of life 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 27 at Hapuna Beach State Park. Flowers welcomed. Lunch to follow. Survived by wife, Javeina Thornton of Kalapana; son, Kamana‘o Matsuda of Kalapana; father, Brent Matsuda of Honokaa; mother, Valerie (Derrick) Goo of Kukuihaele; grandmother, Mary Davy of Puako; brothers, Douglas “Blackie” Matsuda and John (Chelsa) Fero, both of Honokaa; sisters, Mary Rose (Curtis) Anderson and Leilani (Omar) Salvador, both of Honokaa, Alohilani (Hualalai) Keohuloa of Waimea, Kealani Kunewa of Hilo, Meghann (Kieve) Matsuda of Kauai; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Irene Leiko Ikeda Nagata, 87, of Aiea, Oahu, died Sept. 15. Born in Holualoa, she was a retired intern supervisor for the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Education. Visitation 10 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 25) at Nuuanu Congregational Church in Honolulu. Service of celebration 11 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Glenn (Shirley) Nagata and Randall (Carol) Nagata of Honolulu; daughters, Joanne (Roy) Arakaki of Honolulu and Claire (Wesley) Nagatori of Keeau; brothers, Jiro Ikeda and Hidemi Arthur Ikeda, both of Honolulu, Albert “Baer” (Jane) Ikeda of Kona, and Dale (Sue Yung) Ikeda of San Francisco; sister, Amy Saito of Hilo; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Akiko Kushida Oda, 86, of Aiea, Oahu, died Oct. 1. Born in Papaikou, she was a retired fifth-grade teacher and reading specialist at Waiakeawaena Elementary School. Visitation 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Service at 5 p.m. In lieu of koden and flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin or the University of Hawaii Foundation, 2444 Dole St., Honolulu. Survived by daughter, Rosanne (Randall) Oda-Ching of Aiea; brother, Albert (Mitzi) Kushida of Northridge, Calif.; sister, Sumiko Yaji of Wahiawa; sister-in-law, Helen Kushida of Hilo; and two grandchildren.

Ruby C. Rios, 81, of Honokaa died Sept. 18 at her daughter’s residence. Born in Honokaa, she was a homemaker, caregiver and member of Alpha and Omega Church of God. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Honokaa United Methodist Church. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Urn burial noon Oct. 29 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Flowers only at the cemetery. Online condolences at Survived by sons, Reno (Loani) Rios of Kalopa and Jesse Rios of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Laurie (James) Moeller of Ahualoa, Kathleen DeRego of Paauhau and Cynthia Rios of Kalopa; mother, Helen Lopez of Waianae, Oahu; brothers, Robert (Patsy) Carvalho of Hawaii Beaches and Ernest (Collette) Carvalho of Hilo; sisters, Gina (Randy) Abe and Linda (Al) Mejia, both of Waianae; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.


Lisa Gay “Yosh” Yoshizumi Spencer, 61, of Hilo died Sept. 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a housewife and member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church and Panaewa Chiefs Softball. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Oct. 28 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo. Memorial service 11 a.m. and a celebration of life 1-6 p.m. at Hawaiian Village in Keaukaha. Casual attire. Survived by companion, Bryant Spencer of Hilo; sons, Myron Yoshizumi and Bryce (Nani) Spencer of Hilo; daughter, Amber Spencer of Hilo; mother, Sheila Yoshizumi of Hilo; brothers, Richard (Donna) Yoshizumi, Jr. of Waikoloa and Wade (Michie) Yoshizumi of Hilo; sisters, Debbie Yoshizumi of Keaau and Alison Yoshizumi of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Walter (Thelma) Spencer and Rudy (Jackie) Spencer, both of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Lavaina (Charles) Lindsey and Hawley Spencer, both of Hilo; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The late Blanca Andrada Silva is survived by, among others, parents, Hilario and Natividad of Hilo; sister Marina (Joshua) Agustin of Keaau, Angela (Glenn) Yazaki and Hilda (Romero) Rabang of Hilo; and brother, Amadito (Lenita) Andrada of Keaau. Some names were misspelled and some places of residence were incorrectly submitted for an obituary published Wednesday.

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