Obituaries for July 5

Bernaldo “Bernard” Bernie” Billena, 78, of Hilo died June 7 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Laupahoehoe, he was a retired Hawaii County firefighter and U.S. Army Vietnam War era veteran. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Monday (July 11) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Marilyn Billena of Hilo; sons, Derrick Billena and Chadwick “Kekoa” Billena of Hilo; siblings, Loretta Nitura of Waipunalei, Adeline Saldua of Papaikou, Trinidad (Henry) Real of Keaau, Gloria Sanchez of Honokaa, Roland Billena of Kapehu, Richard (Patsy) Billena of Wahiawa, Oahu, and Erlinda Walker of Hilo; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.