Feb. 29, 2012
Ralph “Lelo” Rodrigues, 90, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Coast Processing Co. heavy-equipment operator, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lillian M.; son Ray Filkins; daughters Orlanda Long, Brenda Nunes and Barbara Stremski; stepson Dennis Eblacas; sisters Hattie Rodrigues and Lillian Roark; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.