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Hawaii, the “Aloha State,” is the newest state in the United States, having received statehood in 1959. Hawaii is the only state comprised entirely of islands. There are eight main islands, the largest is the island of Hawaii, also known as the “Big Island.” Hawaii’s beautiful scenery, warm climate, active volcanos, inviting beaches, and friendliness make it a popular tourist destination. Hawaii is known for having top quality pineapples and sugarcane along with macadamia nuts and Kona coffee. The food of Hawaii reflects the unique diversity of the residents and is a fusion of native Hawaiian, American, Asian and Portuguese cuisine. One of the iconic dishes of Hawaii is the plate lunch which features two scoops of rice, macaroni salad and your choice of a protein including hamburger, teriyaki chicken, and more. Surfs Up in Hawaii, which is known worldwide for their great waves. Ancient Hawaiians surfed as part of their culture and the sport gained popularity when surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku brought surfing to Australia in 1915.
In 2016, there were 1,661 obituaries reported in the state of Hawaii on Legacy.com. This is a 26% increase from 2015 when 1,317 obituaries were reported in Hawaii. You can browse through the full list of Hawaii obituaries to find life stories that may be of interest to you.