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Obituary Submission Form

This form allows you to submit information to request an obituary in The Buffalo News. This is the only way The News accepts obituary requests.

Obituaries are news stories written by The News about noteworthy local residents. The information you provide on this page will be submitted to the newsroom, where an editor will review it and determine if an obituary will be written.

Not all obituary submissions are published.

Death notices are paid advertisements handled by The News' Classified Sales Department. To place a death notice in The News and BuffaloNews.com, contact the Classified Sales Department by sending an email to dnotice@buffnews.com or by calling 716-856-5555 or 1-800-777-8653.

You'll be given the option to upload a recent photo. The person submitting this photo for publication in The News attests that he/she has full right, power and authority to have the photo published, either by virtue of owning the copyright or by having been granted authority by the copyright holder.

Information about deceased

Contact information will only be used by Buffalo News staff and will not be published.

Submission Contact Information

Family Contact Name *
Family Phone *
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Email Address *
Email for confirmation of receipt.
Email Address 2 (optional)
Additional email address for confirmation of receipt.
Email Address 3 (optional)
Additional email address for confirmation of receipt.
Email Address 4 (optional)
Additional email address for confirmation of receipt.
Funeral Home Name and Location
250 characters limit. remaining characters
Funeral Phone Number
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Deceased General Information

First Name *
Middle Initial
Last Name *
Maiden Name
If Applicable
Gender *
Date of birth *
You may also type this date using mm/dd/yyyy format. Please use the calendar unless the date is not represented.
State Born
City born
If not born in the U.S., please enter city and Country in this field.
Date Died *
Specific Location
Age *
Cause of Death *
500 word limit. remaining words
Please include if illness was long or short
Any other details you wish to provide
500 word limit. remaining words

WNY Residence

Community
WNY Residence From mm/yyyy
example: 07/2012
WNY Residence To mm/yyyy
example: 07/2012

Deceased Educational Background

High School the deceased attended
High School Graduation Date mm/yyyy
example: 07/2012
High School Located in
College the deceased attended
College Graduation Date mm/yyyy
example: 07/2012
College Located in
Degrees earned
100 word limit. remaining words
Honors/Awards
100 word limit. remaining words

Deceased Military Service

Branch Served
Military Honors/Awards
250 characters limit. remaining characters

Deceased Employment History

Name of last employer
Last place of employment
Title/Position
Location of employer
Employed From mm/yyyy
example: 07/2012
Employed To mm/yyyy
example: 07/2012
Name of second last employer
Second to last place of employment
Title/Position
Location of employer
Employed From mm/yyyy
example: 07/2012
Employed To mm/yyyy
example: 07/2012
Name of third last employer
Third last place of employment
Title/Position
Location of employer
Employed From mm/yyyy
example: 07/2012
Employed To mm/yyyy
example: 07/2012
Date of retirement

Noteworthy Achievements and Clubs

Any noteworthy achievments in this person's life
500 word limit. remaining words
Limit memberships and achievements to most notable ones.
Any clubs, organizations, memberships, hobbies in this person's life
500 word limit. remaining words

Deceased has been survived by

The News does not list grandchildren's names in obits. Other information not listed includes: nieces and nephews, in-laws, survivors' hometowns.

Spouse
Please include only if Spouse is still alive.
Info About Spouse
250 characters limit. remaining characters
including if previously died (date), years married and maiden name.
Date Married
Mother
Please include only if mother is still alive.
Father
Please include only if father is still alive.
Sons
100 word limit. remaining words
Please include only sons who are still alive
Daughters
100 word limit. remaining words
Please include only daughters who are still alive
Grandparents
100 word limit. remaining words
Please include only if grandparents that are still alive.
Brothers
100 word limit. remaining words
Please include only bothers that are still alive.
Sisters
100 word limit. remaining words
Please include only sisters that are still alive.

Services

Type of service
example: Mass, Burial, Memorial
Time the service will be held
Date of service
Location
Address
Other Notes
250 characters limit. remaining characters
Example: Prayer service before funeral, or memorial service at a future date.

Include a Photo

Method of photo delivery (picture is optional)


Photo should be less than 10 years old. ----If uploading, jpg format only, at least 200 dpi, 2"x3" minimum.
1 MB size limit.
Optional Picture Upload
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