Another delay for lower Puna

The restoration of roads and waterlines in lower Puna is delayed yet again after a federal agency told Hawaii County earlier this week it needs to review comments from the community.

Obituaries for September 12

Gloria Leimomi Thompson, 58, of Hilo, died Aug. 15 at home. Born in Hilo, she was the owner of Local Kine Tax Service, and accountant and a registered nurse. Visitation to be held 10 – 11 a.m. Sept. 18 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, with celebration of life at 11 a.m. and burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire, flowers and leis welcome. Survived by sons Darryl (Lyna) Delatorre and Kapono Thompson; daughters Dawn (Robin) Delatorre and Angelique (Michelle) Thompson; hanai daughter Davlyn Samson; mother Priscilla Thompson; brothers James, Neal, Alan and Stephen (Yvette) Thompson; sisters Joan (Len) Pagan, Ann Thompson and Lianne Kaetsu; 11 granchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for September 10

Randy Waila‘ahia Ka-Ne, 65, of Mountain View, died Aug. 20 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was the Kumu Hula of Halau Kawaila‘ahia in Mountain View. Visitation to be held Sept. 17 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo from 10-11 a.m., with a commemoration ceremony to follow at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome. Survived by partner Kenneth Y. Nakashima of Mountain View; sister Noelani Padilla of Las Vegas; brothers Kiha Ka-Ne of Honolulu, Robbie Ka-Ne of Hilo and Joseph Ka-Ne of Waimanalo; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and students. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.