Obituaries for June 24

Josephine Castro Boteilho, 94, of Honokaa died June 21 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was retired owner of Boteilho Hawaii Enterprise. Private services. Survived by sons, Edward (Myra) Boteilho of Kohala, Gerald (Valerie) Boteilho of Waimea, Stanley (Camela) Boteilho of Kalopa, Franklin (Paula) Boteilho of Kona, Wayne (Iris) Boteilho of Paauilo and James (Darla) Boteilho of Hilo; daughter, Joanne (Manfred) Branco of Ahualoa; brother, Phillip Castro of Texas; sister, Rose (Eugene) Guido of California; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Dan “Stretch” Leroy Edginton, 66, of Ocean View died June 17 at home. Born in Hillsboro, Ore., he was a retired concrete mason, hunter, fisherman, gardener and guitarist. Private services. No flowers. Memorial donations to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Condolences to: K. Cox, 92-1329 Prince Kuhio Boulevard, PMB 233, Captain Cook, HI 96704. Survived by wife, Kim Cox of Ocean View; children, Justin Edginton of Illinois, Ryan Cox of Ocean View and Amanda Cox of Oregon; mother, Margarette Nicholls of Oregon; siblings, Nikii Davis, Ray Edginton and Nancy Hernandez of Oregon; hanai sister, Lisa Barbero of Ocean View; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


Kazuko Murakami, 85, of Keaau died March 23 at a private care home. Born in Yokohama, Japan, she was a homemaker. Private services at a later date. Survived by sister, Yoshiko Ueda of Japan; brother, the Rev. Masatoshi Ohga of Japan; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Manuel “Boy” Carduso Rapozo III, 71, of Kalopa died June 17 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired cattle rancher, self-employed mechanic and welder, member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and U.S. Army and Hawaii Army National Guard veteran. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Limited seating, social distancing and face mask required. Burial to follow at Kalopa Catholic Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Lisa (Peter) Abarcar of Waimea, Sharla Rapozo of Kona and Dayna Rapozo of Kalopa; brother, Tyrone (Jolette) Rapozo of Kalopa; sister, Bernadette Rapozo of Kalopa; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Wayne K. Watanabe, 70, of Kailua-Kona died June 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was branch manager for Mutual Underwriters Hilo and Kona offices and member of Kona Lions Club, founding member of Kolepa Hui Golf Club and past president of Professional Insurance Agents. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Nancy Watanabe of Kailua-Kona; brother, Lance Watanabe of Kealakekua; sisters, Diane Watanabe and Janice Watanabe of Kealakekua. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The late Irene Rabanzo Riambon is survived by, among others, sister, Emerita (Reginio) Urro of the Philippines. Her name wasn’t submitted for an obituary published June 17.

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