Obituaries for May 18

Jacob Keanaoalohaikuupoli Batalona Sr., 79, of Honokaa died May 4 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Hawaii, he was a taro farmer in Waipio Valley. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Honokaa. Service at 10 a.m. Burial noon at Kukuihaele Cemetary. Luncheon to follow at the church. Survived by sons, Jacob K. Batalona Jr. and Adley K. Batalona; daughters, Lucy Ann M. (Edvin) Batalona-Archila and Dora-Lynn K. (Michael Josepovicz) Batalona; sister, Margaret K. Lepolo; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for May 17

Elaine Evelyn Abraham, 78, of Captain Cook died April 18 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born in Paia, Maui, she was a coffee farmer, manager at Liana of Hawaii, Hawaii Food Bank volunteer and member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Honaunau. Mass at 9:30 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by son, Robert (Josette) Abraham of Waikoloa; daughter, Melody (Jim) Summey of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Ronald Okada, Gary (Honey) Okada and Stanley Okada of Oahu, Myron Okada of Captain Cook; sisters, Patricia (Hal) Summers of San Diego, Janet Wroten and Clara (Terry) Brooks of Honaunau, Juanita Jones of Texas, Agnes Emerling of Kona; a grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for May 15

Sean Barry, 81, of Waimea died May 8 at home. Born in Ireland, he was a retired chef. Visitation 9:30-10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Imiola Congregational Church in Waimea. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by siblings, Colum (Rita) Barry of Alberta, Canada, Lyla Anglin of Waikoloa and Gina (Harry) Kawai of Waimea; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for May 14

Ernest K. Cann, 90, of Hilo died May 1 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired U.S. Army master sergeant who served during the Korean and Vietnam wars, worked at Better Brands Ltd., County of Hawaii Parks and Recreation Department and was a light technician at the Naniloa Hotel. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Betty S.A. Cann of Hilo; daughters, Sharon (Terry) Wong of Livermore, Calif., and Patricia (Jimmy) Ferreira of Hilo; son, Stanley (Dee) Cann of Hilo; brother, Richard Cann of Hilo; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for May 12

Arletta Lei Branco, 80, of Volcano died March 20 in Sacramento, Calif. Born in Hilo, she was employed by the Hawaii Visitors Bureau. She also was an organizer for the Merrie Monarch Festival and Big Island Women In Travel. Visitation from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Haili Congregational Church. Service at 12:30 p.m. Light refreshments. Hawaiian attire. Survived by husband, Charles Branco of Hilo; daughter, Sonia Branco of Sacramento; sister, Jewell (Kenneth) Wood of Idaho; brother, Charles K. (Glenna) Bell Jr. of Kona; a granddaughter.

Obituaries for May 11

Matthew Mateo Heneralau, 78, of Kealakekua died April 9 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Holualoa, he was a retired Hawaii National Guard staff sergeant and Vietnam War veteran, member of Vietnam Combat Veterans Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Big Island National Guard Retiree, life member of Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States, associate advisor for the Holualoa Explorer Post 26, Eagle Scout, Scoutmaster of Holualoa Boy Scout Troop 26, Kona’s first recipient of the Boy Scouts of America district Order of Merit Award, founder and advisor of Holualoa Eagle Scout Service Society, former president of Kona Jaycees and usher and Eucharistic minister at St. Michael’s Church. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at St. Michael’s Church, 75-5769 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona. Service at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Light refreshments to follow. No calls or visits to wife Elsie. Call Joshleen Baker at 333-7105 for info. Survived by wife, Elsie of Kealakekua; sons, Walter (Mahea) Heneralau of Waiaha and Wayne Ferreira of Washington; daughters, Raelynn (Shawn) Miller of New York, Linnell Heneralau and Joshleen (Jason) Baker of Kailua-Kona, Valerie Ferreira of Waimea; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for May 10

Patricia Maulding Aeder, 91, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 12, 2017, at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Silverton, Ore., she was a homemaker. Inurnment at Silverton Cemetery in Oregon. Survived by sons, Mark Aeder of Ocean View, Kirk (Nita) Aeder of Waikoloa and Erik (Bonni) Aeder of Maui; a granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for May 8

Darlene Joy Branchik, 51, of Mountain View died April 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Wahiawa, Oahu, she was a private housekeeper. Visitation 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral at 1 p.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Nathan Branchik of Mountain View; daughter, Jessica Deyoe of Hilo; stepdaughter, Kalena Branchik of Kalapana Black Sands; mother, Shirley Mapson of Kahului, Maui; brothers, Michael Soto and Ray Mapson of Kahului; sisters, Debra Soto of Pahoa, Raelene Mapson and Lucy Mapson of Kahului. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for May 9

Alberto Aglupos Agbigay, 72, of Hilo died April 15 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a retired maintenance worker for Four Seasons Resort Hualalai and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Friday, May 17, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Alae Cemetery, New Section. Survived by wife, Adela Agbigay of Hilo; daughter, Debe (Higino Libed) Agbigay of Hilo; son, Glen (Lorna Oducayen) Agbigay of London; sisters, Ernesta Dela Cruz, Ofelia (Winston) Solmerin, Edita (Candylario) Castro and Emelyn (Dairyll) Ilar of Hilo, Amelia (Nestor) Baclig of Los Angeles; brothers, Erlindo (Leonora) Agbigay of Hilo and Wenceslao (Mildred) Agbigay of Honolulu; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for May 7

Evonne Ella Easter, 72, of Pahoa died April 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in St. Louis, she was a retired dispatcher for the San Jose, Calif., Police Department. No local survivors. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.