Obituaries for May 22

Lillian Kimiko Matsubara Ide, 83, of Hilo died May 7 at Hawaii Care Choices. Born in Hilo, she was a retired licensed practical nurse for the former Hilo Hospital and member of Hospital Retirees Association and Hilo Church of God. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by husband, John H. Ide of Hilo; daughters, JoAnn (Joel) Wasson of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Karen (Cesar) Robledo of Hilo; son, John Ide Jr. of Honolulu; brother, William A. Matsubara of Los Angeles; sister, Susan (Thomas) Kiyojima of Hilo; sister-in-law, Elaine Matsubara of Pearl City, Oahu; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

EPA: Big Island leads nation in sulfur dioxide emissions

HONOLULU — The Big Island has the highest rate of sulfur dioxide emission in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, a distinction established before this month’s toxic eruptions began pouring from Kilauea volcano.