WENDELL AKIO MATTOS, SR.
Wendell Akio Mattos, Sr., died on Sunday, May 12 at Queens Medical Center. Wendell was born on Sept. 21, 1950 in Kohala. He fought a very long battle with Kidney disease and in the end decided to go to Heaven to live eternally happy and pain-free. Wendell loved fishing, his passion being an excellent bottom-fisherman and was very well-known. He taught his son to fish as well as his 4 grandsons the art of fishing. He leaves his wife Jeannine, to whom he was married to for 48 years, as well as 2 sons Wendell Jr. (Gaylyn), Bill (Allyson), daughter Tioni (Steve). He also leaves behind 12 loving grandchildren and 6 awesome great-grandchildren. Wendell graduated from Kohala High School; attended BYU for 2 years and Hilo Community College for an additional 2 years, majoring in accounting as his father did not want him to become a plumber which he always regretted. He loved being at the beach with his family, having dinner there and staying late into the evening. He would always comment on how soothing the sound of the waves were at Mahukona Beach Park. Wendell accepted Jesus several years ago and loved listening to stories Jeannine would tell him that were in the Bible. They attended Kohala Baptist Church and found great pleasure in doing so. Services will be on Sat., June 29th; Visitation at 8:00am; Service at 10:00am at 54-321 Union Mill Rd., Kapaau, Kohala, Pastor Steven Hedlund will officiate; arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. My Darling, I miss you so much. Your grandchildren and great- grandchildren are already pining for you. Farewell but not goodbye. We will meet you on the shore of that beautiful river.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased