Pearl Ni'ihau "Pearly" Batalona, 73, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired heavy equipment operator for Hamakua Sugar Plantation and a Hawaii County planning commissioner under Mayor Matayoshi, died in Hale Ho'ola Hamakua. She was born in Waipio Valley, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Jacob; daughters Lucy Ann Revilla and DoraLynn Batalona; sons Jacob Jr. and Adley; brothers Ruben, Dennis and Larry Eskaran; sisters Janet Tam Sing and Judy Ka'auku'u; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honokaa. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kukuihaele County Cemetery. Casual attire.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased