Russell Batalona, 50, of Paauilo died Sept. 12 at his residence. Born in Honokaa, he was a security guard for the state and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Honokaa Ward). Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Honokaa Ward). Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial at Kukuihalele County Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Monalisa Batalona of Paauilo; sons, Kalio (Leslie) Shiroma of Laupahoehoe, Russell Andaya-Batalona of Oahu, George Shiroma and Izaiah Batalona, both of Paauilo; daughters, Kirstie Shiroma of Hilo, Chelsey Andaya-Batalona of Maui and Anna Maria Batalona of Paauilo; mother, Pearl Eskaran Batalona of Honokaa; father, Jacob Batalona of Honokaa; sisters, Lucy Ann (Robert) Revilla of Las Vegas, Nev., and Doralynn (Michael) Batalona of Honokaa; brothers, Jacob Batalona Jr. of Oahu and Adley Batalona of Colorado; two granddaughters; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Grace Correa Carter, 96, of Hilo died Sept. 13 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a housewife, former badminton champion, Catechism teacher, member of both St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo and Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha, Hawaii and was a member of Alahui Ka‘ahumanu and Puueo Kumiai. Friends may call from 8-10 a.m. on Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Celebration of life at 10 a.m.; funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire, no flowers. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park (Lehua Section). Survived by sons, David (Bernie Gomes) Carter of Kona and Morty (Gayle) Carter of Hilo; daughter in-law, Pamela Carter of Hilo; brother, James “Jimmy” Correa of Hilo; 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Eldridge Ulivas Foronda, 92, Kailua-Kona died Sept. 1 at the Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu. Born in Buguey Cagayan, Philippines, he was a maintenance man at the Royal Kona Resort, a realtor at A‘ala Realty Company, Century 21 and Koa Realty, was past president of the Ilocano Club of Hawaii, member of the Kona Lions Club and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, and former president of the Filipino Organization of Kona. Friends may call at 8 a.m. Friday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 74-574 Honokohau St., in the Honokohau Industrial Park for a 10 a.m. funeral Mass; burial to follow at the Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Casual attire, flowers welcome. Ssurvived by wife, Lourdes Foronda of Kailua-Kona; son, Eldridge Foronda of Los Angeles, Calif.; daughters, Anna Ashmall of Los Angeles, Calif., and Claude (Allen) Knight of San Francisco, Calif.; hanai son, Mel Bangasang of Honolulu; and three grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary
Chad Hugo Kammerer, 32, of Keaau died Sept. 8. Born in Illinois. Memorial will be held Sunday in New Lenox, Ill. In lieu of flowers, donations to Chad’s son’s education fund would be appreciated. For more information, contact Erick Kammerer at (501) 353-7685. Survived by partner, Amber Goodloe; sons, Keene Kammerer and Kai Kammerer; parents, Hugo and Sharon Kammerer; siblings, brothers, Erick (Tara) Kammerer, Chase (Emily) Kammerer and Dustin Kammerer; sisters, Lorraine (Sanders) Partee, Andrea (Allen) Keaveney; grandmother, Mary Dotray; and numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Jennie Toda Sakoda, 92, of Hilo died Sept. 17, at Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Honolulu, she was retired from the State of Hawaii Highways Division Department of Transportation as a Clerk. Private services were held. No flowers. No Koden (monetary offerings). Survived by daughters, Barbara Jean (Dennis) Suga of Hilo and Faith (Brian) Tokeshi of Wailuku; brother, Seichi (Doris) Toda of Honolulu; sister, Ruth Yamane of Kauai; brother-in-law, Edward Ichiyama of California; sister-in-law: Sali Toda of Honolulu; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Masuko T. Shibata, 97, of Pepeekeo died Sept. 4 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired practical nurse for Hilo Memorial Hospital and a member of the Wainaku Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Private services held. No koden. No flowers. Survived by sons, Keay (Raynette) Shibata of Hilo, Owen (Celia) Shibata of Kahului, Maui, and Roy Shibata of Pepeekeo; brothers, Kikuo (Ethel) Tsue of Hilo and Stanley (Arlene) Tsue of Honolulu; sister-in-law, June Tsue of Honolulu; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.