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Tsuyuko Sue Blackwood

April 21, 1927 December 18, 2018
Tsuyuko Sue Blackwood
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Tsuyuko “Sue” Blackwood, 91, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at the Glaesner Skilled Care Center at Oakwood Village. She was the daughter of the late Bunkichi and Mesame Hawakawa of Hilo, Hawaii, finished her journey here…passed out of our live. She was preceded in death by her husband John, and four of her brothers and two of their wives: Kazuo (Betty), Fumio (Emi), Shigeru and wife Evelyn, and Mamo and wife Miriam. She is survived by her brother, Kio (Miki); daughter, Linda (Gary) Bodey of Huber Heights, son, John (Anna) Blackwood of Iowa City, Iowa; grandchildren: Todd (Tara) Bodey of Enon, Justin (Juuweon) Blackwood of Wilmington, North Carolina; Kip (Diana Barrera) Bodey of Dallas, Texas; great grandchildren: Joshua, Luke, and Kendra Bodey of Enon. Born in Hilo, Hawaii, Sue came to the mainland during World War II to attend Ohio Northern University where she met her husband John. Her first career was spent as a health teacher at Schaefer Junior High School; she spent her second career teaching tap, hula, and aerobics for United Senior Services in the Springfield and Enon locations. A memorial celebration of her life will be held in April of 2019. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent through

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830 N. Limestone St. Springfield 45503 OH
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