Obituaries for June 15

Bozena Barbara Babbitt, 102, of Kailua-Kona died June 2 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born in Pullman, Wash., she was a nurse and member of the Kona Bridge Club. Celebration of life will be held at a later date. Survived by her daughter, Margaret (Robert) Clark Anderson of Kailua-Kona; son, Bill (Florence) Babbitt of Kailua-Kona; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Edna Noelani Baldado, 84, of Hilo died June 2 in Hilo. Born in Kona, she was a registered nurse at Hilo Medical Center and a member of the Berean Bible Church. Private services 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Private graveside service noon at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery Pavilion with burial to follow. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by sons, Robert “Bobby” Glenn (Sheila) Baldado of Keaukaha and Dale Kainoa Baldado of Kihei, Maui; brothers, William (Mary) Nicol of Florida and Kenneth (Margarete) Nicol of Kahaluu, Oahu; sister, Lucia Minau of Hookena; brothers in-law, John (Shirley) Baldado of Keaukaha, Quentin (Rufina) Baldado, Jacob Keaweaheulu and James Baldado of Kalaoa Mauka; sisters in-law, Maming (Stanley) Ho of Pearl City, Oahu, Christine Baldado of Kalaoa Mauka, Josephine (Joseph) Santillanes of New Mexico, Magdeline (Li Pabro) Baldado of Wainaku, Dorene Baldado of Keaukaha; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Don Symphoroso Batalona, 77, of Hilo died June 9 at his residence. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired senior project supervisor for Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company and Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m.Thursday, June 17, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services 10:30 a.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima section). Survived by wife, Gail Batalona of Hilo; children, Shane Batalona, Jerone Batalona, Darryl (Shereen) Batalona and Dennis (Tiffany) Batalona of Oahu, Leisley (Douglas) Cobile and Downy (Leroy) Vincent of Hilo, Lawrence (Malia) Figueroa of Maui; brothers, Daniel Batalona of Alaska, Donald Bateluna of Arizona and George Palolo of Oahu; sisters, Lucille Fernandez of Honolulu and Stephanie Ozoa of Lanai; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ellen Curry, 86, of Hilo died May 17 at home. Born in Mountain View, she worked for the U.S. Air Force, in administration at Hilo Medical Center and as a substitute teacher, and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, HHHB Buddhist Women’s Association, HGEA, Piihonua Kumiai, HGEA Retirees, Hilo Ki-Aikido Club and Sing Out Hilo. No services held. Survived by son, Nolan Tallett; daughters, Valerie (Gary) Galacgac, Pamela Carriaga, Patricia (Bruce) Nitta, and Billie (Kenneth) Vieira; brother, Richard (Evelyn) Kawasaki; sisters, Lei (Asami) Kaya and Eva (Masamori) Takaki, 15 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Bernard “Barney” Elders, 76, of Laupahoehoe died May 20 at home. Born in San Francisco, he was a retired attorney and also worked at HELCO as a land administrator. Private services held. Survived by wife, Pam of Laupahoehoe. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Brian Keith Keahi Ula O Kehena Pa, 47, of Nevada died Jan. 30 in Nevada. Born in Hilo, he was a member of Men of Pa‘a and employed as a construction laborer and sub-contractor. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Private memorial services 10:30 a.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by companion, Earlanne Leite Leslie of Kauai; children, Blake Pa Moreno and Derek (Tyana Yamamoto) Pa Moreno of Waikoloa, Noah Santa Isabel of Keaau and Haylee Jardine of Washington; hanai son, Ashton Salboro of Keaau; mother, Patience Abraham of Keaukaha; sisters, Melody (Jacob) Freeman of Waiakea, Renee Saiki Abraham of Keaukaha and Betty Ann Pauline of Hilo; two grandchildren; nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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