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Obituary Resources and Checklist

An obituary is an announcement that a loved one has passed. It is meant to notify others about the details of any viewing, memorial, funeral, and burial services, share information about the person's life, and serve as a long-lasting record for future generations.

Simple, short obituary examples

[Full name], [age], of [where they lived], passed away on [date of death] from [cause of death]. They were predeceased by [list of family members who died before them], and they left behind [list of their family members who are still alive].


We are sad to announce the passing of [full name] of[where they lived]. They died at age [age] on [date of death]. [First name] passed away surrounded by their loved ones after a battle with [illness]. The funeral will be a private ceremony with only close family members present.

Additional Resources and Articles:

AARP Article - What to do When a Loved One Dies? Practical steps you need to take in the early days.

AARP Article (en español) - Qué hacer cuando fallece un ser querido: Los pasos prácticos que puedes tomar durante los primeros días .