How to Write an Obituary Notice

By: Brian K. Daly
Monday, February 15, 2021

An obituary is essentially a formal announcement people place in local publications to inform others of an individual’s passing. Many people wonder whether it’s the same as a death notice. There are some differences between the two. The latter doesn’t hold too many details and is precise and short.

On the other hand, an obituary is detailed and personal writing and most people aren’t sure about what they should include in it. The experts at Ocean County Cremation Service have put together this information to help you understand what it is.

Details Included In An Obituary

An obituary has basic details about the person that has passed, such as:

  • Information about the memorial or funeral service.
  • Full name
  • Decedent’s date of birth
  • The person’s age when the person died
  • Place of birth
  • Where they lived
  • Marital information (spouse’s name)
  • Where the person died

It’s a good idea to run the information by other family members to get their inputs. It will help ensure that everyone is on the same page. It’s also a good way to add a new perspective to the notice.

Add A Personalized Touch

Once you have listed down all the facts, you would need to add a personalized touch to it. The piece needs to have character and not just be bland with facts mentioned.  To achieve this you can include certain details about the person’s ambitions, hobbies, the life they have lived, their likes and more.

This helps give the readers a better understanding of who that person was. You can pen a unique obituary notice by giving it some thought and as mentioned, getting family member’s inputs as well. If you want to know more about how to write an obituary notice or want to organize a funeral service, contact us at Ocean County Cremation Service today. We'll be happy to help.

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