The death of a loved one is never easy – even when the death follows a long illness and is expected. One of the benefits of working with Philadelphia Cremation Society is that the employees understand what you are going through, and that’s why they offer compassionate service that is beautifully simple.
When a loved one dies, you are asked to call Philadelphia Cremation Society at 610-632-1191. The caring professionals who work for us will take care of the rest. This leaves you free to care for your family and focus your energies on how to celebrate and honor your loved one’s life. Part of that process involves writing your loved one’s obituary.
Here are some common questions about obituaries, specifically about the publication process.
Who usually writes an obituary?
You knew your loved one better than anyone else on the planet, so it only makes sense that you would write the story of your loved one’s life. In fact, writing your family member’s obituary is a loving act. It forces you to slow down and focus on the deceased instead of being distracted by all the excess noise that comes with a life-changing event.
There are plenty of free online obituary templates to help you with the process. Most funeral homes (including Philadelphia Cremation Society) will complete simple editing to polish the document before publication.
How do I submit an obituary to a newspaper?
Most newspapers do not allow individuals to submit an obituary for publication. Instead, it has to be submitted through a funeral home. Philadelphia Cremation Society will submit your loved one’s obituary for you to the publications of your choice. Please be aware that there will be an additional cost for this service since newspapers charge us to publish them.
How much does it cost to publish an obituary?
It can cost between $200 and $400 to publish an obituary in a newspaper. This amount may be higher for newspapers with large circulations. The cost depends on many factors, including the length of the obituary (most newspapers charge a per-word fee) and whether or not you want a photo printed.
How do I get a free obituary?
Philadelphia Cremation Society will publish your loved one’s obituary for free. You can easily share the obituary on Facebook or through email. This is one of the ways we make things easier for the families we serve.
How long after a death is an obituary published?
Typically people attempt to write and