Russell William Rapozo, 73, of Hinesville, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah after a courageous battle with cancer.
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Born in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, Mr. Rapozo lived in Hinesville for the past 12 years. He served in the US Army, was a Vietnam veteran and was retired from civil service at McClellan Air Force Base after 38 years. He was a member of the Catholic Church.
He is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Ann Cole; son, James Lee Rapozo (Joyce), both of Hinesville; sisters, Marie Waters of Sacramento, Calif., and Patricia Bussard of Marion, Ind.; brother, Patrick Rapozo (Evelyn) of Princeville, Hawaii; grandchildren, Brittany Rapozo, Ashley Cole, Katelyn Cole, Angel Rapozo, Eric Rapozo, Jessica Maternik, Mariah Maternik; great-grandson, Dominic Maternik; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service with military honors will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville.
Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.carteroglethorpe.com.
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Published in Coastal Courier from Mar. 4 to Mar. 11, 2014