Hawaii Obituary Records
Hawaii is a state of incredible beauty and a place where thousands of people retire to. This means that every year, there are more and more Hawaii obituaries being listed in newspapers across the island chain. You can start your search with the Hawaii Newspaper Index, located in the state library and easily accessed over the web.
This archive includes listings from both the Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Star-Bulletin Newspapers and features obits from 1989 to present day. You can also check the massive database located via the web at BYU. This database can be a bit redundant with the database listed above as it contains listings from 1995 onwards from the same two newspapers.
If you are looking for small town obits or ones from remote parts of the islands, you may want to contact small, regional newspapers in that area or the city hall of that region. It may be a difficult search, but you should be able to find the listings you are looking for. Try to track down the county in which your loved one lived in and then contact an official who lives in that area to find out more.