How To Write An Obituary
There are many ways to write an obituary, also known as a death notice. Individual newspapers may have their own formats which they adhere to. This is a simple, straightforward template for a mature person that will cover the basics. If writing for a young person, grandson/granddaughter and great-grandson/great-granddaughter may be necessary.
Of (NEIGHBORHOOD) on (DATE), age ____.
Beloved (husband/wife) of (NAME); mother/father of ___________________________________;
grandmother/grandfather of ____________; great-
grandmother/grandfather of____________; great- great-
son/daughter of _____________________;
sister/brother of ______________; also survived by
nieces and nephews. (HOBBIES, INTERESTS,
ACCOMPLISHMENTS) (SERVICE DETAILS
INCLUDING TIMES AND DAYS) In lieu of
flowers, the family suggests____________. (this is
Please note the Post-Gazette charges (as of January 1, 2014) $5.85 per line, per day Monday thru Saturday and $8.00 per line per day on Sunday. Longer notices may qualify for 2 day package rate savings. A line typically contains 30-35 characters including spaces and punctuation.
To illustrate, the following line contains 34 spaces and would be billed at $5.85 per day Monday thru Saturday and $8.00 per day on Sunday.
Of Highland Park on Tuesday, March
A photo takes up 11 lines.