Obituaries for August 20

James Robert Beimborn, 84, of Honaunau died Aug. 10 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Green Bay, Wis., he was an architect and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Private services to be held at a later date. Survived by wife, Sami Beimborn of Honaunau; son, Shayne (Mani) Beimborn of Las Vegas; brother, Pat (Diane) Beimborn of Green Bay; sister, Carol Beimborn of Green Bay; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

James Pierre Bowman Jr., 74, of Kohala died Aug. 16 at home. Born in Kohala, he was a retired harbor maintenance worker for the state, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawi, and member of the Kohala Boys Scout. Visitation 8-10 a.m., funeral service at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawi. Casual attire. Flowers welcomed. Burial at the Hawi County Cemetery. Survived by wife, Maydean Mahi Bowman of Kohala; sons, James (Ana Lisa) Bowman of Las Vegas, Moffett (Kehau) Bowman of Waimea, Nicolas (Amy) Bowman of Kailua-Kona, and Joshua (Anneka) Bowman of Kawaihae; sisters, Barbara (Dennis) Green of Mililani, Oahu, Maile (Olin) Kane of Durango, Colo., and Lani Bowman of Kohala; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Benjamin “Benji” Soares Rapoza, 91, of Pahoa died Aug. 11 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired truck driver with the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., a member of the Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Pu‘uwaiopio Kupuna Softball Team and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at the Dodo Mortuary chapel. Prayer service 11 a.m., followed by burial at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by companion, June Kropfelder of Pahoa; son, Richard “Rico” (Vickie Teves) Rapoza Sr. of Hilo; hanai daughter, Dianne (Troy) Mokuhali‘i of Pahoa; brother, Raymond (Mona) Rapoza of Honolulu; brothers-in-law, Albert (Lucy) Pavao, Dennis (Angelita) Pavao and Patrick (Eileen) Pavao, all of Hilo; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Joseph Siobal Sr., 85, of Hilo died July 29 at Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he was a plumber. Visitation 5:30 p.m, service 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo. Survived by son, Joseph (Paula) Siobal Jr. of Waimanalo, Oahu; daughter, Jeri Jean (Kenward Dupont) Hoffeld of Pahoa; seven grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Curtis Junji Tanaka, 61, of Hilo died July 30 at his residence. Born in Kealakekua, he was an electrician working supervisor for the County of Hawaii Department of Environmental Management Wastewater Division, member of Hilo Meishoin Mission and its Senior YBA, Tsukikage Odorikai and Yamaguchi Kenjinkai. Friends may call 3:30–5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Hilo Meishoin Mission. Memorial service 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Tammy Hiyoto Tanaka of Hilo; daughter, Cortnie Tanaka of Hilo; mother, Nancy Satsuko Tanaka of Honalo; brother, Stephen (Paulette Baniaga) Tanaka of Honalo; sister, Marsha (Ron) Norvell of Arkansas; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The late Mitsue “Betty” Nakagawa is survived by brother, Donald (Carol) Fukui of Aiea, Oahu, among others. His place of residence was inadvertantly misspelled in an obituary published Sunday. The Tribune-Herald regrets the error.

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