How to Personalize an Obituary Notice

By: Brian K. Daly
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

An obituary is an announcement of death. It lets people in the community know about the deceased and their passing. Most families want to make sure the obituary is compassionate, heartfelt, and personal. At Ocean County Cremation service, we recommend the following tips on how to personalize such a notice:

1. Include All Basic Information

Include all the basic information like full name, date of birth, date of death, location of birth, location and reason for death, and other such information. This ensures people can identify the deceased easily. Lack of proper basic information to misunderstandings, which can cause unnecessary grief.

2. Personal Details

Add a few personal details like the deceased’s education qualifications, profession, hobbies, interests, etc. For example, if the individual was an avid pianist, mention it in the obituary and include information about their performances. You can also add some light-hearted details like the deceased’s favorite superhero or food to showcase some of the deceased individual’s personality.

3. Contributions to the Society or Family

List the deceased individual's contributions to society and family. Did they volunteer for a charity? Did they work for a worthwhile cause? Were they the pillar of the community? Listing these contributions helps showcase just how valuable the individual was to their friends and family.

4. Share Personal Stories

Share personal stories or anecdotes about the deceased. Just a couple of lines about their adventures, teachings, personality, or character can help. For example, children can share some of the most valuable lessons they learned from their parent. Spouses can share stories about important family milestones, etc. These personal touches can grab a reader's attention and influence their emotions.

If you want to know more or want to arrange for a service, contact us at Ocean County Cremation Service today. We’ll be happy to help.

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