Hundreds take part in Monster Dash 5K

You might not call it a clean finish, but for the hundreds of eager competitors who ducked, dashed, climbed and crawled their way over, around and through the obstacles at the Monster Dash 5K obstacle course, coming across the finish line was well worth the dirt.

Obituary for October 21

Verda Leialoha Roy, 90, of Kahaluu died Sept. 13 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she worked as an executive assistant for numerous businesses and organizations, an assistant to curators Lokalia Montgomery and ‘Iolani Luahine at Hulihee Palace, and was a co-founder of Halau No‘eau Kahelemauna. She also was a member of the Daughters of Hawaii and Mayflower Society and Alden Kindred of America. Visitation at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Mass at 4 p.m. Aloha attire. Survived by daughters, Lauren Mikahala Roy of Kahaluu, Moana (Billy Ochmann) Roy Kuma of Pahoehoe and Lisa Leialoha Roy-DeAguiar of Pahoehoe; six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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.

Fun, food and pumpkins

It’s the time of the year when everyone is getting ready for the festive fall season and no home decoration would be complete without a pumpkin or two.