Harold Roger Jones
Harold Roger JonesHarold Roger Jones, 73, of Volcano, Hawaii died Oct. 27 at the Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Oakland, California, on October 15, 1947, the eldest son of Charles Roger Jones and Sachie Yamauchi Jones. He graduated from Kalani High School in 1965 and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from the University of Hawaii in 1970 with High Honors. As university students, Harold and Lana started a chapter of Campus Crusade for Christ at the Manoa Campus. He ran for U.S. Congress in 1972 but lost. He was a former member of the Hawaii State House of Representatives from 1982-1988 and was awarded Outstanding State Legislator of the year in 1986 by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Harold was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was the Owner and Principal Broker of ERA Jones Realty which eventually merged with Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. After retiring from real estate, he was the President & Chief Executive Officer for Global Hope Network International (GHNI) which he Co-Founded with his wife Lana in 2001. GHNI seeks to bring "Help & Hope to the Hidden & Hurting" responding to natural disasters, refugee needs, and poor villages not being helped by larger organizations. His passion was to alleviate poverty in the world by teaching the suffering poor holistically in 5 key sectors - Food Security, Water Security, Wellness, Education, and Income Generation using the Transformational Community Development curriculum. This self-sustainable training is being taught in 50+ countries of the world. In 2010, Harold founded the Geneva Institute for Leadership and Public Policy (GILPP) to help aspiring leaders in the developing countries that GHNI worked in to teach what had helped him so much at the ALEC in writing good public policies. Harold is survived by his wife, Lana Jones of Volcano, Hawaii; children, Adam (Alyson) Jones of Orlando, Florida, Kehaulani (Todd) Uyeda of Orlando, Florida, Aaron (Maris) Jones of Kailua, Hawaii, Noelani (Benjamin) Sturzenegger of Muttenz, Switzerland; brother, Dr. Lloyd (Janet) Jones of Kailua, Hawaii; 14 grandchildren and numerous nieces & nephews. A Private Family Only service will take place at the Veterans #2 Cemetery in Hilo, Hawaii on November 25, 2020. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to

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