Age 91, of Kualapuu, Molokai, passed away June 1, 2011 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born March 1, 1920 in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Rev. Batara was the pastor for The Way of Salvation Church-Molokai and retired as a mechanic with Del Monte Pineapple Plantation.
He is survived by wife, Marcela C. Batara; sons, Roger (Elizabeth) Batara, Jose (Lei) Batara, Sr., Artoro (Abby) Batara, Anselmo (Rosie) Batara of Molokai; daughters, Linda Batara Olsen, Ana Flor (Randall) Batara-Villa of Maui; 21 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; eight great- great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday June 16 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday June 18 at Pumehana Recreation Center-Molokai, Service 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kapaakea Cemetery. No flowers, please.