Writing Your East Bay Obituary

When you are ready, we require the following information •        Your name, phone number, email address and mailing address. •        If the obituary has already been written, please be prepared to upload a digital text file. However, if you would prefer not to write the obituary, we can write it for you. •        The name and phone number of the funeral home, crematorium, or medical donation 
program handling your arrangements. We 
also can accept a scanned death certificate. •        Any photo or photos you would like us to print. We recommend that you submit a great photograph that best captures the person’s 
spirit. You may submit more than one photo, such as a great historic photograph and also a current headshot. Digital photographs are easiest, but we also can scan and return physical photos if that best captures the person. •        The date you are hoping to see the obituary published. Information you may wish to include •        Name, age, city and date of death. •        Time, date and location of the funeral services and any visitation. •        Names of survivors and family members who predeceased the person, including parents, spouse, children, grandchildren and other close friends. •        Name of the funeral home or crematorium handling the arrangements. •        Contact information for where memorial 
contributions may be made. •        Work history, military history, education 
and memberships in social or civic groups. •        Notable accomplishments or honors. •        Passions and hobbies. •        A story or two that captures the person’s 
essence. Other helpful advice •        Legacy.com/Advice/How-to-Write-an-Obituary •        Legacy.com/Advice/Whom-to-Include-in-the-Obituary •        Legacy.com/Advice/How-to-Write-an-Unforgettable-Obituary Submit your tribute here •        EastBayExpress.com/Submit-an-Obituary