Obituaries for May 12

Rogelio Raynon Domingo, 60, of Pahala died April 21 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Manila, Philippines; he was a macadamia nut harvester and member of Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Memorial service at a later date. Survived by sisters, Leticia (Victor) Marasingan and Rose (Andy) Oleyte of Pahala, Gloria (Rodrigo) Tagalicud of Keaau; brothers, Romeo (Luz) Domingo of the Philippines, Rafael Domingo of Chicago and Renato Domingo of Wailuku, Maui; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Derek Shigeta Kaehukaioonealii Fontes, 38, of Pahala died April 1 in Arizona. Born in Honolulu, he worked on his family’s coffee farm. Services at a later date. Survived by mother, Ann Misako Fontes of Pahala; daughter, Cherish Kailiawa of Pahala; a granddaughter; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

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Ethel Sadame Griffith, 82, of Hilo died April 23 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Private services held. Survived by daughter, Kimberly (Xavier Aloiau) Griffith of Hilo; sisters, Ruth Heu of Honolulu and Judy (Robert) Kanno of Hilo; daughters-in-law, Valerie Boone of Pennsylvania and Karen Boone of Soldotna, Alaska; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Roland H. Kepano, 65, of Hilo died April 27. Born in Kailua-Kona, he was a retired construction worker. Services at a later date. Online condolences at homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by wife, Vanessa Iopa Kepano; sons, Levy Kepano and Desmond K. Kepano of Hilo; daughter, Deedra (Kelsey) Kepano-Ferreira of Hilo; sisters, Bessie Mahi of Kailua-Kona and Shirley (Roy) Meyer of Wisconsin; brothers, Lui Kepano Jr. and Albert Kepano of Hilo; 10 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Jason Ilika Kila, 28, of Hilo died April 22. Born on Maui, he was a Keaau High School alum and loved animals. Services at a later date. No flowers. Memorial donations to Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary, Keaau Veterinary or Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by mother, Gayle (Bruce) Kila; girlfriend, Kaylie. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Howard A. Kina, 73, of Hilo died May 7 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hawaii, he was a stock clerk for KTA Super Stores and U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran. Private services held. Survived by brothers, Alfred (Patsy) Kina, George (Mary) Kina and Dick (Lisa) Kina; sister, Helen (Tom) Kennedy; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Julia Rose Dobay Kozma, 94, of Keaau died May 5 at a care home in Hilo. Born in West Virginia, she was a retired owner of a hair salon in Ohio and member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Celebration of life at a later date. No flowers. Memorial donations to Hawaii Care Choices, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by son, Stephen (Diana) L. Kozma of Jacksboro, Tenn.; daughter, Julia M. Lindbergh of Keaau; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

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James Kaomi Maa, 87, of Kailua-Kona died April 9 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired auditor for the California Board of Equalization and U.S. Army veteran. Services to be announced at a later date. Survived by wife, Jeanette Maa of Kailua-Kona; children, Stacie Maa, Jeffery Maa and Walden Maa of California, Steven Maa of Colorado; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Donald “Don” Lea Wray, 90, of Kailua-Kona died April 3 at home. Born in San Francisco, he was a retired computer systems analyst, member of Fort Washington Country Club and volunteer at Kona Library, Kona Community Hospital and Kohala Animal Relocation and Education Service of Kona. Private services. No flowers. Memorial donations to KARES Hawaii. Survived by daughters, Catherine (Mickey) Williams of Maui and Sandra (Harry) McDonald of Kailua-Kona; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three nieces and a nephew. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

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