We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our father and grandfather, Leonard Acevedo who has gone home to be with our Heavenly Father. After a long battle of constant illness, he went peacefully surrounded by family, on February 6, 2016. He is survived by his only daughter Nicholette Acevedo, his four granddaughters Cyndi Kanehailua (Robert), Sonia Holub, Sophia Moreno(David), Terah Acevedo and his 12 great grandchildren whom he loved unconditionally and whole heartedly. He is also survived by his loving sisters, Viola Rios, Margie Mendival and Bertha Gonzalez whom he loved so dearly. Leonard was born January 22, 1929 in Gardena, CA where he grew up and spent most of his life. He lived a long and happy 87 years. His love of music played a big part in his life where he learned to play the trumpet and was so fortunate to be able to play and conduct music shows all the way until his last year. He is recognized as a veteran having honorably served in the United States Army. He cherished his eldest granddaughter Cynthia Kanehailua who he had the pleasure of raising. Cyndi devoted herself to making sure he was well taken care of and always let him know he was loved unconditionally during his last years and days.

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  1. My beloved Uncle and Godfather may you rest in peace amongst the angels and many loved ones in the presence of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. I miss you but I know that you are so happy and healthy and strong and that brings me joy. May you always know and feel the love I sent you home with and that you will never be forgotten.

    Love you always,


  2. You are now in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father. May you always now be celebrating your new life with the rest of the departed Acevedo family. I know8 Grandma and Grandpa Acevedo and my mom, Lee Nora, are happy to welcome you into your new home. What a great reunion! May you always play that trumpet proudly and with feeling. Rest in paradise uncle, you have earned your wings!

    Your niece,

    Debbie Quinones (Mendoza)

  3. We still can’t believe gramps your not here with us, we find ourselves buying you snacks. And hashing to go see you. I guess we deal with the reality your not coming back:0 (

  4. I’m so sorry to hear of Uncle Leonard’s passing. I shared this news while visiting my mom in the hospital. May you find peace and precious hope in his memory. Blessings.

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