Obituaries for February 1

Leroy Robert Mattos, 64, of Honomu died Jan. 21 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo and was employed by the former Hamakua Sugar Co., was a supervisor at Mauna Kea Banana, a security guard, member of the Hawaii National Guard and the U.S. Army Ready Reserve, he was also a cook at the former Herk’s Tavern, the former Apple Annie’s and the former Kalapana Drive Inn. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by wife, Shelly Mattos of Honomu; sons, Lee Mattos and Alden Mattos of Honomu; sisters, Sandra (Ronald) Konanui and Monica (Victor) DeCosta of Honomu, Sharon (Robert) Arial of Pepeekeo; brother, Wayne (Tina) Mattos of Honokaa; brothers-in-law, Milton (Suellen) Tanoue and Carl (Betsy) Tanoue of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Hazel (Bill) Michling of Texas, Elaine (Richard) Fukui and Lana (Wendell) Paiva of Hilo; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.