JoAnn Bishaw, 68, of Hilo died Jan. 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., she was a homemaker. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 24) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Reginald Bishaw Jr. of Hilo; son, Colin Metzler of Nebraska; daughters, Regine Bishaw of Honolulu and Shallan (Joshua) Duke of Idaho; brother, Jeff Metzler of Kailua-Kona; sister, Jeanne Dunwoodie of Reno, Nev.; mother-in-law, the Rev. Elizabeth Nalimu Kekaualua Bishaw of Hilo; five grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ronny Roberto Lurindes Conol, 61, of Mountain View died Jan. 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a self-employed welder and owner of R&M Inc. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 27) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Miriam Konanui Conol of Mountain View; sons, Jacob Conol, Cinto (Tonya) Conol and Daycen Tripp-Conol of Mountain View; daughters, Ronnie-Mae Conol of Hilo, Ronellmae (Cody) Paishon, Ronnette (Randall) Fontes and Christie Conol of Mountain View, Celia (Ikaika Galinato) Conol of Keaau; brothers, Carl (Millie) Conol and Roy Conol of Hilo, Jeffrey Conol of Keaau; sisters, Carol Cardines, Patricia Yung and Felicia (Dan) Waters of Arizona; sisters-in-law, Melva Conol, Carolyn Conol and June (Chico) Tavares of Mountain View, Emily (Gilbert) Hauanio of Kalapana, Mary Kaheiki of Pahoa; brother-in-law, Rocco Kaheiki of Pahoa; 15 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Rodney “Rod” Mitchell Stepleton, Ed.D., 87, of Kailua-Kona, formerly of Hilo, died Jan. 12 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Muncie, Ind., he was a longtime educator and administrator in California and Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. Private services. Survived by children, Debra (Rick Chalmers) Stepleton of Oregon, Jay (Claire) Stepleton of Colorado and Sheila (Adrian) Cadaoas of Hilo; brother, James Stepleton of New York; sister, Nancy Kramer of Indiana; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.