By JOHN BURNETT
Rosalia “Rose” Batalla Barcelona, 85, of Hilo died Jan. 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pangasinan, Philippines, she was retired from Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp., and a member of World Mission Center-Hilo. Visitation 9-11 Thursday, Jan. 27, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Limited seating; casual attire. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by sons, Bobby (MaryAnne) Barcelona of Honolulu and Ferdinand “Fred” Barcelona of Portland, Ore.; daughter, Minda Barcelona of Hilo; brother, Marcial (Tessie) Batalla of Ewa Beach, Oahu; sisters, Marcing “Juana” Verona of Ewa Beach, Oahu, Esperanza “Pacing” Oliveros of Pearl City, Oahu, Erlinda (Milian) Julian of Ewa Beach, Dionicia Basilio of Las Vegas, Gemina Soria of Ewa Beach, Basilia Sarceda and Juliana Felipe of the Philippines; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Whenever the Hilo and Waiakea girls soccer teams play each other, it’s usually a battle until the end, and Tuesday at Hilo Bayfront was no different.
Konawaena and Hilo each improved to 4-0 with easy wins Monday ahead of their key BIIF Division I girls basketball matchup Saturday in Kealakekua.
The UH-Hilo basketball team got dominated in the paint by Dominican, and things weren’t looking all that good late in the second half on Monday night at Hilo Civic.
Kowashi “Robert” Nakagawa, 97, of Honokaa died Dec. 15 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Kaapahu, he was a retired field serviceman for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. and member of Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Kyodan. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Wayne (Janice) Nakagawa and Ivan (Joyce) Nakagawa of Hilo; daughter, Gayle (Glenn) Daimaru of Honokaa; brothers, Toshiyuki Nakagawa of Honokaa and Yoshiharu Nakagawa of California; sister-in-law, Amy Otsu of California; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Hilo Medical Center has been judiciously administering monoclonal antibody treatments to patients with COVID-19.
Kealakehe’s swimmers work hard, coach Randy Willis said, so it makes sense they play hard. And moments like Saturday’s 400-yard boys freestyle relay have been a long time coming.
The UH-Hilo women’s basketball team was well aware of Dominican forward Riley Frauf, who averages 22 points and 11 rebounds per game, but had a sound strategy to counter the 6-foot-1 graduate student and scoring machine.
Kailua Bay welcomes first cruise ship since March 2020: Carnival Miracle scheduled to make call in Hilo today
The first cruise ship to make call since March 12, 2020, in Kailua-Kona arrived in Kailua Bay Sunday morning.
His son told him high school soccer would be good for him, but former college coach Adam Christodoulou took a more wait-and-see approach.
Richard “Dick” Lee Dresie, 84, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 1 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Hutchison, Kan., he was a retired salesman and department store decorator for Valley Decorating Company in California, holiday decorations planner for Ala Moana and Pearlridge shopping centers, various Oahu banks and other businesses on all Hawaiian Islands, freelance writer for West Hawaii Today and author of the book “Let’s Go Shore Dive’n’,” Kona Aloha Patrol organizer and U.S. Navy veteran. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Phyllis Dresie of Kailua-Kona; sons, David Young of Boynton Beach, Fla., Francis (Julie) Linnehan of Chelmsford, Mass., Mark Dresie of Telluride, Colo., amd Lee (Linda) Dresie of Los Angeles.; daughter, Stephanie Dresie of Eugene, Ore.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is made up of experts with a wide variety of specializations. Seismologists, geodesists, geochemists, geologists, technicians, and support staff all work together to accomplish the same mission: to monitor, research, and assess hazards related to volcanoes and earthquakes in Hawaii.
Patrick Gary Enos Jr., 28, of Hilo died Dec. 20 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a tree climber for Pacific Tech Tree Experts. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 22) at Glad Tidings Church, 116 Kapiolani St. in Hilo. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by children, Rahmia Costa, Patrick Gary Enos III, Eva Angelina Enos and Camila Mae Enos of Mountain View; parents Patrick Sr. and Tina Enos of Hilo; hanai mother, Lee Ann Carvalho of Hilo; siblings, Patty (Hollind) Paiva of Puna, Pat Garrett (Sophia Roberts) Enos, Patricia (Kanealii) Aguiar and Laticia Solomon of Hilo, Joycelyn Mattos, Janet Mattos and Justina Mattos of Honokaa; hanai siblings, John Carvalho Jr., Elena (Malcolm) Medeiros and Tiffany (Tyrone) Ferreira of Hilo; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.