Obituaries for April 4

Ricky “Rick” James Botelho, 73, of Kailua-Kona died March 25 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in San Jose, Calif., he was a charter boat and commercial fisherman. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by wife, Carole of Kona; daughters, Maui and Kiana (Ronnie) Scadina of Kona; son, Kawika “Na‘ia” of Kona; brother, Frank Botelho of Sacramento, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Judy (Stuart) and Jackie (Darleen); brother-in-law, Mark (Sandi); six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 3

Hedy (DeLima) Franklin, 81, of Keaau died Feb. 26 at Legacy of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she worked in hotel management, banking and office manager of a dental facility. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday (April 9) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Celebration of life Mass at 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by daughters, Lisa Kapika and Jean Franklin; sisters, Eileene DeLima, Katie (Leroy) Perez and Marlene (Reggie) Leite; sister-in-law, Geraldine DeLima; brother-in-law, Clifford “Chucky” Waiau; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Let’s Talk Food: My favorite knives

Yes, I have a weakness for knives. When I see a knife that looks interesting, odds are that I will purchase it. I have been to many knife and sword shops in Japan, just intrigued at the craftsmanship in knife making. My son is the same way, so we have a collection of knives for every possible use: a sashimi, citrus, bread, several chef’s, several paring, a couple of bird beak, utility, boning, santoku and nakiri knives.

Obituaries for March 31

Deonicio “Dino” Debina Canda, 87, of Keaau died Feb. 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kealakekua, he was a basketball referee and baseball and fastpitch softball umpire working UH-Hilo and Big Island Interscholastic Federation games, fastpitch softball player, head coach at UH-Hilo and pitching coach and Hilo and Waiakea High Schools, member of Big Island Sports Hall of Fame, retired state airport crash and rescue operator engineer, worked for the former Puna Sugar Co., Hilo High School Class of 1955 graduate, attended the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Peace Corps volunteer and U.S. Marine Corps veteeran. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial Service at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Carmen Canda of Keaau; sons, Don Canda and Chad (U‘ilani) Canda of Keaau; daughter, Michelle Canda of Las Vegas; brothers, Asterio ‘Terry” (Ruth) Canda of Pahoa, Ronald (Valerie) Rillon of Reno, Nev., and Francisco “Cisco” (Renee) Rillon of Waimanalo, Oahu; sisters, Corazon “Connie” Pascua of Hilo, Bernadette “Bernie” (Daniel Alvarez) Canda of Kailua-Kona and Sandra Silvis of Roseville, Minn.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.