Todd Walker Ruwhiu
Todd Walker Ruwhiu
  • August 21, 1969 - July 4, 2017
  • Oak Park, California

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Todd Walker Ruwhiu
August 21, 1969 - July 4, 2017

Todd's love of life, people, sports and adventure provided him with a humorous, positive outlook . When his struggles would increase so would his endurance. He gave his all to life's situations. Todd, a resident of Oak Park, CA was born August 21, 1969 in Santa Monica, CA. He grew up in Agoura Hills (Lake Lindero). Todd graduated from Agoura Hills High School (1988), Moorpark College (1991), and California Stat University Northridge (1994). Employed by the Conejo Recreation and Park District, Todd was involved with many youth programs until his health limited this activity. Determined to continue being involved with people, Todd (with the tremendous aid of his wife) enjoyed vendoring at swap meets each weekend in Santa Barbara and Ventura after trips about Los Angeles to purchase merchandise.
Todd's death at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in the early morning hours of July 4, 2017 was the result of Cystic Fibrosis, a condition he never let control him. Todd and his family wish to thank the person and their family who made the organ donation of the lungs that Todd received November 1, 2008. He cherished them!
Todd is survived by his wife XOCHITL RUWHIU, Maria Castillo (mother-in-law), Jose Castillo (brother-in-law) and extended family. He was predeceased (2015) by his father-in-law Jose Castillo. Susan Ruwhiu (his mother), Moana Ruwhiu (his sister) and his brother Jon Ruwhiu and family (Melissa and daughter Pearl) as well as many extended family members. He was predeceased (2005) by his first wife Kathleen Achenbach Ruwhiu.
God gave Todd a mental strength unknown in everyday routine of life. Todd enjoyed many places and smiled at many faces. Todd reached out and built relationships where ever he went, often among the bruised and broken in out mist.
Todd is buried in the Garden of Peace at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Griffin Memorial Park in Westlake Village, CA.
Pastor Alex Rivero will officiate a celebration of Todd's life Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM at The Bridge Church/Nueva Vida, 999 Rancho Conejo Blvd, Newbury Park, CA
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at

Arrangements under the direction of Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Mortuary, Westlake Village, CA.