Roderick “Rod” James Akui, 70, of Hilo died Aug. 25 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was employed at Big Island Toyota. Celebration of life noon Saturday (Oct. 7) at Carlsmith Beach Park. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Rachel Ann Napualani Akui of Ainaloa; son, Keolamaikeakua (Lola) Akui of Hilo; sister, Cynthia DeCoito of Hilo; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.