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Top Free Obituary Templates

Writing an obituary can be hard, but you don’t need to go without help. That’s why we’ve put together a collection of free obituary templates, obituary examples and obituary samples to help you write an amazing obituary for your loved one. Each one is an easy-to-follow, fill-in-the-blank obituary template that you can customize for your needs.

If you’re considering publishing an obituary, remember that first and foremost it is a declaration of loss, an acknowledgement of grief, and an expression of joy all-in-one. It celebrates the life of a loved one in a way that few other ways can. So don’t hesitate to work beyond the obituary templates provided by inserting a few anecdotes, memories, and even inside jokes that your community might appreciate. Remember: this is an opportunity to commemorate a loved one in your own special way. If they loved music, why not list a few of their favorite songs? Of course it’s all up to you.

Publish a free online obituary

Historically, this communication of a death would happen via newspaper, where a family member would pay a newspaper several hundred dollars to publish a newspaper obituary.

However, you can now write and publish an obituary online for free on Ever Loved. So once you’ve chosen an obituary template that you like, you can easily write the obituary and post it in minutes for friends and family to view.

Here are a few free obituary templates to help you get started writing an obituary. If you'd like to learn more about writing an obituary, we've explained how to write an obituary in detail as well. We hope these fill-in-the-blank obituary writing templates will provide you with the tools you need to honor a loved one while also following traditional practices.



Short obituary

A short obituary should include the important dates in someone’s life and basic information on the predeceased and surviving members of the family. Short obituaries are generally done when someone wishes to add to the public record that someone has passed away, or are written for those that decided to keep private lives.

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Short obituary template

[Full name], [age], of [place of residence], passed away on [date of death] from [cause of death].

[First name] was predeceased by [list of family members who have passed away]. [She/He] is survived by [list of family members who are still alive].

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Short obituary example

Janet Rose McArthur, 82, of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away on December 18th from emphysema.

Janet was predeceased by her parents, James and Martha, and her husband, Tom. She is survived by her two sisters, Amanda and Shirley, her four children, Craig, Jill, Maggie and Benjamin, and her nine grandchildren.

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Short obituary 2

Short obituary 2 template

[Full name], [age], of [place of residence], left us, surrounded by [his/her] friends and family on [date of death] from [cause of death].

[First name] was predeceased by [list of family members who have passed away]. [She/He] is survived by [list of family members who are still alive]. Services will be held at [time] on [date] at [location].

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Short obituary 2 example

Philippa Hopkins, 79, of Plymouth, Massachusetts, left us, surrounded by her friends and family on February 20th from natural causes.

Philippa was predeceased by her parents, Sharon and Giles, and her sister, Veronica. She is survived by her two brothers, Christopher and Alistair, her partner, Kaitlyn, and her beloved parrots, Rufus and Riddle. Services will be held at 11AM on February 23rd at Middlegrounds Baptist.

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Short obituary 3

Short obituary 3 template

We regret to announce the passing of [Full name], [age], of [place of residence], on [date of death]. [First name] passed away, surrounded by [his/her] loved ones, from [cause of death].

[First name] was predeceased by [list of family members who have passed away]. [She/He] is survived by [list of family members who are still alive]. [First name] wanted private services with only [his/her] family in attendance.

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Short obituary 3 example

We regret to announce the passing of Kymani Vargas, 47, of Louisville, on April 3rd. Kymani passed away, surrounded by his loved ones, after a motorcycle accident.

Kymani is predeceased by his mother, Marissa. He is survived by his wife, Mia, and his daughter, Maiyani. Kymani wanted private services with only his family in attendance.

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Short obituary 4

Short obituary 4 template

This [date of death], [first name] took [his/her] final breath, surrounded by [his/her] loved ones. The sun rose and the world welcomed [first name] on [date of birth], a day the world became a little brighter. [First name] lived a full and warm life, filled with [joy/happiness/kindness]. [He/she] will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.

[First name] is survived by [list of family members who are still alive]. No services will be held.

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Short obituary 4 example

This January 12th, Maria Guevarra took her final breath, surrounded by her loved ones. The sun rose and the world welcomed Maria on October 16th, 1972, a day the world became a little brighter. Maria lived a full and warm life, filled with joy. She will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.

Maria is survived by her brother, Kendrick, and her father, Manuel. No services will be held.

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Short obituary 5

Short obituary 5 template

We regretfully announce the passing of [Full name], who passed away surrounded by [his/her] loved ones on [date of death]. [First name] had a difficult battle with [illness] and is finally at rest. [He/She] will be forever loved and forever remembered. No services will take place, as [First name] requested, but we do appreciate your love and support during this difficult time.

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We regretfully announce the passing of Ananya Dillon, who passed away surrounded by her loved ones on April 6th, 2020. Ananya had a difficult battle with breast cancer and is finally at rest. She will be forever loved and forever remembered. No services will take place, as Ananya requested, but we do appreciate your love and support during this difficult time.

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Short obituary - no events planned

Short obituary - no events planned template

My [father/mother/relation], [name], passed away on [date] after a brief illness. [He/she] was [age].

[He/she] is survived by [list of surviving relatives]. [He/she] was predeceased by [list of predeceased relatives]. There are no events planned, as [he/she] did not wish to have services.

You may make a donation to [cause] in [his/her] honor as an alternative to flowers.

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Short obituary - no events planned example

My father passed away on January 18th, 2020 after a brief illness. He was 65. He is survived by his brother, Ardeshir, his sister, Aria, and his father Jalal. He was predeceased by his mother, Wanessa. There are no events planned, as he did not wish to have services.

You may make a donation to ACLU in his honor as an alternative to flowers.

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Short obituary - event info coming

Short obituary - event info coming template

On [date], our [father/mother/relation], [name] passed away into God’s graces after a brief [illness/description of cause of death]. A warrior throughout life, [he/she] was [age] years old. [She/he] is survived by many loving individuals, including [list of surviving relatives]. [She/he] was predeceased by [list of predeceased relatives]. We are working on getting the [funeral/memorial/events] planned and will update our memorial website with that info as soon as we have it.

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Short obituary - event info coming example

On April 3rd, our grandmother Zoe Truong, passed away into God’s graces after a brief illness. A warrior throughout life, she was 85 years old. She is survived by many loving individuals, including her sons, Victor, Michel, and Paul, her husband, Theodore, and her sister, Marianne. She was predeceased by her parents, Victor and Trudy Truong. We are working on getting the funeral planned and will update our memorial website with that info as soon as we have it.

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Short obituary - scattering of ashes

Short obituary - scattering of ashes template

Our beloved [mother/father/relation] left this earth after a brief, but difficult battle with [illness]. A fighter until the end, [she/he] passed away on [date] at the age of [age]. [Name] requested a cremation and that we scatter [her/his] ashes in one of [his/her] favorite spots, [location]. We will be holding this event on [date] at [time] and welcome all who would like to show up. [He/she] would not approve of a full obituary being written, but we would like to state that they are survived by many, many loving friends and family.

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Short obituary - scattering of ashes example

Our beloved father, Liam Gallagher, left this earth after a brief, but difficult battle with Parkinson’s. A fighter until the end, he passed away on April 11th at the age of 82. Liam requested a cremation and that we scatter his ashes in one of his favorite spots, Lake Cherry. We will be holding this event on April 14th at 11:30 AM and welcome all who would like to show up. He would not approve of a full obituary being written, but we would like to state that they are survived by many, many loving friends and family.

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Short obituary - scattering of ashes 2

Short obituary - scattering of ashes 2 template

[Full name], age [age], passed away after a long and well lived life. [First name] enjoyed [hobbies] and was always the brightest smile in the room.

[She/he] is predeceased by [list of predeceased relatives] and survived by [surviving relatives]. We will be scattering [name]’s ashes at [location], a spot that was meaningful to [name] for several reasons. Join us in remembering the life of [first name] on [date] at [time].

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Short obituary - scattering of ashes 2 example

Merida Breinhardt, age 56, passed away after a long and well lived life. Merida enjoyed [hobbies] and was always the brightest smile in the room.

She is predeceased by her adoptive mother, Sarah and survived by her adoptive sister Renee and her son Seamus. We will be scattering Merida’s ashes at Bear Wright Creek, a spot that was meaningful to Merida for several reasons. Join us in remembering the life of Merida on July 8th at noon.

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Standard obituary

A standard obituary is a way to give an overview and story of someone’s life after they’ve passed away. Standard obituaries usually include all of the standard details of someone’s life (date of birth, death, those they’re survived by, etc.) but it also gives an overview of what they’ve accomplished and were passionate about in their life. People will often write about how they affected communities around them or other people that were close to them, how their families came to be, what was important to them in their free time, etc. If you’re looking for a more in depth overview of what to include in an obituary, please reference our article on How to Write an Obituary.

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Standard obituary template

[Full name], [age], of [place of residence], passed away on [date of death] after a [descriptor] battle with [cause of death].

[First name] was born on [date and year of birth] to [parents] in [city of birth]. After graduating from [name of high school] in [high school graduation year], [he/she] went on to study [college major] at [college name].

After graduation, [he/she] landed [his/her] first job as a [job title] for [company], kicking off a [career length] career in [field].

In [year they met], [he/she] met [spouse name], and they wed in [marriage year], going on to have [number of children] children, [list of children’s names].

After retiring in [retirement year], [first name] spent [his/her] time [list of favorite activities].

[First name] was predeceased by [list of family members who have passed away]. [She/He] is survived by [list of family members who are still alive].

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Standard obituary example

Louis Park, 75, of Los Angeles, CA, passed away on March 31st after a valiant battle with stomach cancer.

Louis was born on January 27th, 1943 to David and Esther Park in San Francisco, CA. After graduating from Galileo High School in 1961, he went on to study English literature at University of California Irvine.

After graduation, he landed his first job as a writer for the Los Angeles Daily News, kicking off a 35-year career in journalism.

In 1968, he met Jane (McAllister) Lee, and they wed in 1970, going on to have three children, Megan, Harold and Chris.

After retiring in 1998, Louis spent his time volunteering at the Los Angeles Historical Society, gardening, rooting for LA Dodgers, and spoiling his 8 grandchildren as much as possible.

Louis is predeceased by his parents and his brother, James. He is survived by his wife, Jane Lee; his sister, Sophia (Arnold) Cho; his three children, Megan (Thomas) Jackson, Harold Lee and Chris (Amanda) Lee; and his eight grandchildren, David, Jack, Liz, Eric, Daniel, Hannah, Gace and Kari.

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Standard obituary 2

Standard obituary 2 template

[Full name], [age], of [place of residence], peacefully passed away on [date of death] surrounded by loved ones, after a difficult battle with [disease].

[First name] was born on [date and year of birth] to [parents] in the bustling city of [city of birth]. After [First name] graduated from [name of high school] in [high school graduation year], [he/she] pursued a degree in [college major] at [college name].

After graduation, [he/she] worked in [industry] for over [number of employed years in industry]. [First name] was passionate about [industry] and loved what [he/she] did for a living.

In [year they met], [he/she] met [spouse name] at [place of meeting]. [Deceased first name & Spouse first name] went on to have [number of kids], [names of kids].

[First name] retired in [year of retirement] after [number of years] in the field. While retired, [First name] had time to pursue [his/her] love of [hobbies / interests].

[First name] was predeceased by [list of family members who have passed away]. [She/He] is survived by [list of family members who are still alive]. Services will be held at [location] on [date] at [time]. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to [organization or name of fund].

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Standard obituary 2 example

Claire Fuller, 75, of Yonkers, NY, peacefully passed away on December 1st surrounded by loved ones, after a difficult battle with Parkinson’s.

Claire Fuller was born on August 15th, 1945 to Micah and Kenneth Fuller in the bustling city of New York, NY. After Claire graduated from Townsend Harris High school in 1962, she pursued a degree in Journalism at St. John’s University.

After graduation, she worked in journalism for over 30 years. Claire was passionate about writing and loved what she did for a living.

In 1977, she met Fernando at a conference in New Jersey. Claire and Fernando went on to have two kids, Fiora and Micah.

Claire retired in 2006 after 40 years in the field. While retired, Claire had time to pursue her love of pottery and beekeeping.

Claire was predeceased by her parents, Micah & Kenneth, her sister Elizabeth and her brother Samson. She is survived by her husband, Fernando, and her two children, Fiora and Micah. Services will be held at St. John’s Baptist Church on January 15th at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to ProPublica, a nonprofit organization Claire was passionate about.

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Standard obituary 3 - Never married

Standard obituary 3 - Never married template

We mournfully announce the passing of [Full name], [age], of [place of residence]. [First name] passed away on [date], after a hard fought battle with [illness].

[First name], born to [parents’ names], took [his/her] first breath on [date and year of birth]. [First name] was a force to be reckoned with from the get go, graduating from [name of high school] in [year of graduation] and [name of college] in [year of college graduation]. [She/he] pursued and was awarded a degree in [degree type].

While [First name] never married, [she/he] lived a full and vibrant life with more friends than you could count. [His/her] nephews and nieces meant more to [him/her] than words can describe.

When [First name] retired, [she/he] devoted most of [his/her] time to [hobbies & interests]. [She/he] was also an active member of [clubs/organizations]. We will miss [him/her] dearly.

Services will be held at [location] on [date] at [time]. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to [organization or name of fund].

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Standard obituary 3 - Never married example

We mournfully announce the passing of Sandra Chao, 65, of Augusta, Maine. Sandra passed away on December 15th, after a hard fought battle with leukemia.

Sandra, born to parents’ names, took her first breath on April 3rd, 1950. Sandra was a force to be reckoned with from the get go, graduating from Albright High in 1968 and Mills College in 1972. She pursued and was awarded a degree in Microbiology.

While Sandra never married, she lived a full and vibrant life with more friends than you could count. Her nephews and nieces meant more to her than words can describe.

When Sandra retired, she devoted most of her time to gardening, woodworking, and bird watching. She was also an active member of Montana’s Horticulture Assembly & Friends of the Wildlife - Chapter 201. We will miss her dearly.

Services will be held at Centurion Cemetery on February 17th at 9:30AM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite wildlife organization in Sandra’s name.

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Standard obituary 4 - no children

Standard obituary 4 - no children template

We regretfully announce the passing of [Full name], [age], of [place of residence]. [First name] passed away on [date], after [cause of death].

[First name] was born to [parents] on [date] in [location]. An independent and vibrant personality from the beginning, [first name] was an excellent student and athlete. [First name] graduated from high school [first in their class / top of their class / with flying colors] and immediately went on to study [subject] at [college name].

After graduating from [college name] in [year] with a degree in [subject], [first name] moved to [location] and began a career in [field]. Shortly after beginning their career, [first name] met [spouse’s name] at [location].

[First name & spouse’s first name] spent their days [list of hobbies and activities] and were deeply devoted to each other.

[First name] retired after [number of years] years in [industry] and enjoyed [list of retirement activities and hobbies].

[First name] is survived by [list of surviving family members] and predeceased by [list of predeceased family members].

While we would love to hold a memorial service in [first name]’s name, they specifically requested no services take place. If you’d like to honor their legacy, please make a donation to [cause name] in [first name’s] name.

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Standard obituary 4 - no children example

We regretfully announce the passing of Mika Verashian, 62, of New Orleans, Louisiana. Mika passed away on May 15th, due to natural causes.

Mika was born to Avery and Edward Verashian on January 3rd, 1959 in Paris, France. An independent and vibrant personality from the beginning, Mika was an excellent student and athlete. Mika graduated from high school first in her class and immediately went on to study Economics at University of Louisiana.

After graduating from University of Louisiana in 1980 with a degree in Economics, Mika moved to Bronx, NY and began a career in Business Analytics. Shortly after beginning their career, Mika met Amari at a reptile expo.

Mika and Amari spent their days kayaking, hunting, and gardening and were deeply devoted to each other.

Mika retired after 20+ years in business analytics and enjoyed community service, volunteering at the animal shelter, and gardening.

Mika is survived by her partner Amari, her two dogs Bubs and Brekki, her father, Edward and predeceased by her mother Avery.

While we would love to hold a memorial service in Mika’s name, they specifically requested no services take place. If you’d like to honor their legacy, please make a donation to Bronx NY Boxing First in Mika’s name.

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Obituary for a private person

Obituary for a private person template

[Full name], [age], of [place of residence], passed away on [date of death] from [cause of death].

[First name] was predeceased by [list of family members who have passed away]. [She/He] is survived by [list of family members who are still alive]. [First name] was a private person who [did not wish to have services / wanted private services].

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Obituary for a private person example

Sarah Jane Thomas, 63, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away on November 12th from lung cancer.

Sarah was predeceased by her father, James, and her aunt, Kathy. She is survived by her two daughter, Cheryl and Miranda, and her three grandchildren, Kate, Michael, and Tommy. Sarah was an extremely private person all throughout her life. There will be no services held, at Sarah’s request.

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Obituary for a private person 2

Obituary for a private person 2 template

[Full name], [age], of [place of residence], passed away on [date of death] from [cause of death]. First name was passionate about [passion/hobby/field] and worked at [job]. [He/she] also enjoyed [hobby].

[First name] requested no services be held.

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Obituary for a private person 2 example

Jewell Lum, 55, of Dallas, TX, passed away on January 8th from injuries sustained after a car accident. First name was passionate about theology and worked as a secretary at St. Joseph's. She also enjoyed volunteering at ASPCA.

Jewell requested no services be held.

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Obituary for a private person 3

Obituary for a private person 3 template

[Full name], [age], of [place of residence], passed away on [date of death].

[First name] was predeceased by [list of family members who have passed away]. [She/He] is survived by [list of family members who are still alive]. No services will be held, as [first name] requested; [he/she] is [buried/interred] at [location].

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Obituary for a private person 3 example

Zachary Lopez, 67, of Daytona, FL passed away on March 3rd, 2020.

Zachary was predeceased by his mother, Sheraldine Lopez. He is survived by his father, Mario Lopez. No services will be held, as Zachary requested; he is interred at Evergreen Memorial Park.

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Obituary where not much is known

Obituary where not much is known template

[Full name], approximately [age], passed away on [date of death]. [First name] lived in [location] and worked at [employer].

[First name] was a private person and did not share much information about [his/her] life. No next of kin has been established or found. No services were held and [first name] was buried at [location].

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Obituary where not much is known example

Jacob Ely, approximately 28, passed away on January 3rd, 2021. Jacob lived in Bronx, NY and worked at Every Point's Homeless Shelter.

Jacob was a private person and did not share much information about his life. No next of kin has been established or found. No services were held and Jacob was buried at St. Christian's Cemetery.

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Nature enthusiast obituary

Nature enthusiast obituary template

[First name], [age], of [location], passed away on [date] after a [cause of death]. [She/he] was surrounded by [her/his] friends and loved ones at the time of [her/his] passing.

[First name] was predeceased by [list of family members predeceased by]. [She/he] is survived by [list of surviving family members]. [First name] was an avid outdoors[woman/man] who spent much of [her/his] time in nature. [Her/his] favorite areas included [list of favorite outdoor areas]. [First name] spent much of [her/his] free time preserving [her/his] favorite nature spots.

The family asks that donations be made in memory of [first name] to [favorite nature organization or charity].

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Nature enthusiast obituary example

Seohyun Park, 83, of San Ramon, CA, passed away on January 12th after a long fight with breast cancer. She was surrounded by her friends and loved ones at the time of her passing.

Seohyun was predeceased by her parents, Eunyoung and Byung-ho Park. She is survived by her wife, Marissa, her brother Jinho, and her younger sister Youngmi. Seohyun was an avid outdoorswoman who spent much of her time in nature. She was the co-founder of San Ramon’s Preservation Society as well as San Ramon’s Nature Walks. Her favorite areas included local San Ramon parks as well as Mt. Diablo, Devil’s Peak, and the Redwoods. Seohyun spent over 20 years as a Park Guide at Mt. Diablo and much of her free time preserving her favorite nature spots.

The family asks that donations be made in memory of Seohyun to San Ramon’s Preservation Society, an organization Seohyun helped run and was immensely proud of.

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Artist obituary

Artist obituary template

[Full name], [age], of [location] passed away [unexpectedly] on [date] after a [cause of death]. [He/she] was surrounded by [his/her] family and loved ones.

[First name] was predeceased by [his/her] [list of family members predeceased]. [She/he] is survived by [list of surviving family members]. After [Name] attended [high school], [he/she] went on to study at [name of college], earning a degree in [degree type] in [year]. [Name] was an avid artist and lover of all things [favorite things]. [His/her] favorite medium was [type of medium / favorite style of art]. [First name] participated in [any relevant artistic events].

The family asks that donations be made to [name of program] in memory of [full name].

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Davon Thomas, 29, of Toledo, OH passed away unexpectedly on March 15th after a hit and run accident. He was surrounded by his family and loved ones.

Davon was predeceased by his grandfather, Otis Thomas. He is survived by his parents, Michael & Keisha Thomas, his sister Keira, and his longtime girlfriend, Monique Sharp. After Davon attended Toledo High, he went on to study at the Rhode Island School of Design, earning a BFA in Sculpture and graduating summa cum laude in 2013. Davon was an avid artist and lover of all things expressionist. His favorite medium was sculpting, but he had a soft spot for charcoal and paints. Many of Davon's pieces were made for charitable events and local businesses in his hometown, Toledo. Davon participated in local art fairs and programs, and volunteered at Toledo High, teaching underserved children how to express themselves through art.

The family asks that donations be made to Toledo High’s Art Programs in memory of Davon Thomas. Please feel free to join the family in unveiling Max’s latest and last piece of artwork on March 23rd at Mayberry Park, where his sculpture will remain.

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Obituary for an activist

Obituary for an activist template

[First name], [age], of [location], passed away on [date] after a [cause of death]. [She/he] was surrounded by [her/his] friends and loved ones at the time of [her/his] passing.

[First name] was predeceased by [list of family members predeceased by]. [She/he] is survived by [list of surviving family members]. [First name] was always passionate about [type of activism] and activism in general. [He/she] was a part of [list of activist organizations]. As an active member of [his/her] community, [First name] fervently fought for the rights of [name of activism] in [his/her] local. [He/she] dedicated much of [his/her] free time to [name of activism] and [other hobby/passion].

Services will be announced once the family has determined a date. We ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of [first name] to [local organization/nonprofit they supported].

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Obituary for an activist example

Ramon Gutiérrez, 53, of San Jose, CA, passed away on September 12th after an unexpected accident.

Ramon was predeceased by his parents, Leon and Marta. He is survived by his long time partner, Catherine and his sister Flora. Ramon was always passionate about social justice and activism. He was a board member on several local organizations, including San Jose’s Food Bank and San Jose’s Social Justice Community Board. As an active member of his community, Ramon fervently fought for the rights of the underserved and overlooked in his local community. He dedicated much of his free time to social welfare and preserving the arts in the San Jose area.

Services will be announced once the family has determined a date. We ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Ramon to San Jose Food Bank.

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Military obituary

Military obituaries are themed around celebrating the military successes and achievements of a Veteran. Generally, the obituary should include all of the details that a regular obituary has (date of death, accomplishments, family information, career information, etc.) but should also have a focus on their work and time in the military. Often times family members will mention any relevant military honors, whether or not a veteran was wounded, fellow veterans that were important, notable battle or war participations, and other military achievements in a military obituary.

Military obituary template

[Rank] [name], [age] passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family at [his/her] [location] home on [date]. [Name] was a decorated veteran who served in the [war] and spent another [number] years in [the reserves/active duty].

[Name] was born on [birth date] in [location] to his parents [parent’s names]. When [he/she] was just [age], [name] decided [he/she] wanted to join the [military branch] and was stationed at [base name] in [location]. [Name] would go on to serve in the [war / battle] with some of [his/her] closest friends [name of friends]. 

After serving in [battle/location/war], [name] spent time abroad in [location]. During his time in [location], [he/she] met and fell for [name], who [he/she] soon married in [year]. [Name] and [name] chose to settle in the town of [location].

After moving to [location], [name] started working at [employer]. [He/she] worked at [employer] for [number] years.

When [he/she] wasn’t working, [name] had a passion for [hobby] and [hobby]. 

[First name] was predeceased by [list of family member who have passed away]. [She/He] is survived by [list of family members who are still alive].

The family requests that flowers be sent to [location]. There will be a funeral service held at [time, date] at [location].

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Military obituary example

Sergeant Michael Abrams, 73, passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family at his Seaport, MO home on February 17th, 2019. Michael was a decorated veteran who served in the Vietnam war and spent another 15 years in the reserves after active duty.

Sgt. Abrams was born on October 12th, 1946 in San Diego, CA to his parents Michael & Sarah Abrams. When he was just 18, Michael decided he wanted to join the Army and was stationed at Fort Irwin Army Base in Barstow, CA. Michael would go on to serve in the Vietnam War with some of his closest friends James McAvey and Jackson Currey. 

After serving in Vietnam, Sgt. Abrams spent time abroad in Germany and France, two countries that became very close to his heart. During his time in France, he met and fell for Sophie Martin, who he soon married in 1978. Sophie and Michael returned to America in 1980, where they chose to settle in Michael’s hometown of San Diego, CA.

After returning to San Diego, Michael started his own engineering consulting firm, Abrams & Sons. Michael taught John and Alex everything he learned while serving abroad and together they built one of the best engineering firms in all of Southern California. When he wasn’t working, Michael had a passion for fly fishing and hiking. He loved being outdoors and was a board member of the National Hiking Association.

Sgt. Abrams was an accomplished engineer, a loving father, and a brave and honorable soldier. He is survived by his wife, Sophie, and his two sons John and Alex who carry on his legacy by taking over his engineering firm. Michael is preceded in death by his parents, Michael & Sarah Abrams and his sister Louise. 

There will be a private service held at All Saints Chapel on February 21st at 3 PM. The Abrams family welcomes any and all stories, photos, and memories that Michael’s friends and colleagues would like to offer. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Abrams home in San Diego on February 22nd at 12pm, please contact Sophie for details. Flowers are welcome at All Saints Chapel, 5123 Main Street, San Diego, CA.

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Christian obituary

Christian obituary templates are focused around the relevant Christian aspects of one’s life. Often times they’ll include favorite passages, a description of the loved one’s involvement in the church, or other notable religious achievements. If a loved one was part of and passionate about a local Christian community other than a church, including that in the Christian obituary is a recommended.

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Christian obituary template

[Full name] went home to Jesus on [date of death] at age [age].

[First name] was born to [parents’ names] on [date of birth] in [place of birth]. As a child, [description of childhood activities].

[First name] met [her/his] [husband/wife], [spouse name] in [year they met] at [place they met]. They married [when married] and went on to have [number of children] children, [list of children’s names]. [Any major moves]

In addition to being a dedicated and loving mother, [first name] also loved [favorite activities]. Throughout [her/his] entire life, [he/she] held an unwavering faith in God, which [he/she] shared with those who surrounded [him/her].

Debbie joins [list of family members who have already passed] in Heaven. [She/He] is survived by [list of family members who are still alive].

[Psalm]

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Deborah “Debbie” Anne Sanders went home to Jesus on July 7, 2018 at age 72.

Debbie was born to Adam and Mary Cohen on January 2, 1946 in Port Wing, Wisconsin. As a child, she excelled in school and ran track on her school’s varsity team.

Debbie met her husband, Keith Sanders in 1963 at a church dance. They married two years later on June 23, 1965 and went on to have five children, Anne, Christina, Max, Jane and Tommy. In 1972, they moved their family to Madison, Wisconsin.

In addition to being a dedicated and loving mother, Debbie also loved working in her garden, staying actively involved in the PTA, and holding various volunteer roles at High Point Church. Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her.

Debbie joins her parents, Adam and Mary, and her brother, David, in Heaven. She is survived by her husband, Keith, her sisters, Theresa and Catherine, her children, Anne (Jack), Christina, Max (Amanda), Jane (Bill) and Tommy (Amber), and her grandchildren, Suzie, Max Jr. and Michael.

Psalm 91:11

“For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways.”

Exodus 23:20

“See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.”

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Jewish obituary

While Jewish funerals are generally much different than Christian funerals, a Jewish obituary remains relatively standard. A Jewish obituary is similar to a standard obituary with the exception that it includes any notable religious achievements. A Jewish obituary should also include information on when Shiva, the 3 (or 7) day mourning period will be held.

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[Full name], [age], of [place of residence], passed away on [date of death] after a [descriptor] battle with [cause of death].

[First name] was born on [date and year of birth] to [parents] in [city of birth]. After graduating from [name of high school] in [high school graduation year], [he/she] went on to study [college major] at [college name].

After graduation, [he/she] landed [his/her] first job as a [job title] for [company], kicking off a [career length] career in [field].

In [year they met], [he/she] met [spouse name], and they wed in [marriage year], going on to have [number of children] children, [list of children’s names].

After retiring in [retirement year], [first name] spent [his/her] time [list of favorite activities].

[First name] was predeceased by [list of family members who have passed away]. [She/He] is survived by [list of family members who are still alive].

The family requests that flowers be sent to [location]. There will be a funeral service held at [time, date] at [location]. Shiva will be held at [time, date, location].

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Sam Hardt, 72, of New Orleans, LA, passed away on January 7th after a long battle with Parkinson’s.

Sam was born on January 27th, 1947 to Jonah and Emily Hardt in Baton Rouge, LA. After graduating from Baton Rouge High School in 1964, he went on to study Architecture at Louisiana State University. He graduated in 1968 with honors and was almost immediately accepted into numerous internships.

After graduation, he started his first job as an Architecture Assistant for a New York Firm, which kickstarted a 20-year career in architecture and city planning.

In 1980, he met Emily Shepherd, who would later become his wife and lifelong partner. Emily and Sam went on to have two children, Samuel and Sarah.

After Sam retired in 2000, he spent much of his time pursuing his favorite hobbies which included woodworking and fishing. Sam spent many summers at his summer home in upstate New York, where he’d teach his children to fish and camp.

Sam is predeceased by his parents, Martha and Earl. He is survived by his wife, Emily; his sister, Farrah, and his children Samuel & Sarah. The funeral service will be held at Touro Synagogue at 1PM, January 11th. Shiva will be held at the Hardt home, starting at 3PM on January 12th.

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Mother obituary

An obituary for a mother is generally a standard obituary with a focus on the accomplishments of motherhood. Information on the successes of raising a family, creating a home, dedication as a mother, and other notable personal accomplishments are great things to include.

Mother obituary template

[Full name], [age], of [place of residence], passed away on [date of death] after a [descriptor] battle with [cause of death].

[First name] was born on [date and year of birth] to [parents] in [city of birth]. After graduating from [name of high school] in [high school graduation year], [he/she] went on to study [college major] at [college name].

After graduation, [he/she] landed [his/her] first job as a [job title] for [company] for [years]. 

In [year they met], [he/she] met [spouse name], and they wed in [marriage year], going on to have [number of children] children, [list of children’s names].

When [name] had [first child], she decided to dedicate her life to being a fantastic and wonderful mother. [Name] excelled at propping up [members of her family] and supporting them through the many passions and difficulties of their lives. Whether that was [supporting spouse/child] through [difficulty] or [supporting spouse/child] through [passion], she made it her mission to improve the lives of others.

[Name] was a passionate [name of personal hobby or craft] and when she wasn’t filling her home with warmth and kindness, she could be found in her [location] practicing [hobby]. We will miss her greatly.

[First name] was predeceased by [list of family members who have passed away]. [She/He] is survived by [list of family members who are still alive].

The family requests that all flowers and notes are sent to [location]. There will be a [funeral service/memorial/celebration of life] at [date & time] at [location].

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Jenna Rhoades, 51, of Charleston, SC passed away surrounded by loved ones on January 15th, 2019 after a 5 year battle with breast cancer.

Jenna was born on September 15th, 1967 to Sean and Sarah Rhoades in Colorado City, CO. After graduating from Colorado High in 1985, she went on to study business management at the University of South Carolina.

After graduation, Jenna landed her first job as an Operations Associate for VXT Global and worked her way up the ladder for 5 years until she met the love of her life.

In 1994, Jenna met Thomas Hamlin at a business convention in Jacksonville, FL. They immediately hit it off and married only 2 years later in 1996. Thomas moved to South Carolina and the two had their first child, Stephanie in 1997. Their second child, Michael was born in 1999 and their third child Andrew was born in 2002.

When Jenna had Stephanie, she decided to dedicate her life to being a fantastic and wonderful mother. Jenna excelled at supporting Stephanie in band, Michael in football, and inspiring Andrew to pursue a career in business. Stephanie supported her family through the many passions and difficulties of their lives. Whether that was supporting Thomas in his career change or helping Andrew get through his difficult AP classes, she made it her mission to improve the lives of others.

Jenna was passionate about gardening and when she wasn’t filling her home with warmth and kindness, she could be found taking care of her homegrown vegetables and herbs. We will miss her greatly.

Jenna was predeceased by her father and her mother. She is survived by her husband Thomas and her three children Stephanie, Michael, and Andrew.

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Mother obituary 2

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[Full name], [age], of [sunny/cloudy/rainy/windy/bright] [place of residence], passed away on [date of death], surrounded by her friends and family.

[First name], born on [date and year of birth] to [parents] in [city of birth], immediately brought joy and laughter into the world. [First name] went on to graduate from [name of high school] in [high school graduation year] as an honor student. After graduating from high school, [First name] went on to pursue a degree in [subject] at [university name].

[First name] fell in love with [studied subject], which kicked off a [number of years in field] year stint in the field.

In [year they met], [he/she] met [spouse name] and the two were inseparable from that point on. [Name of mom & dad] were married for over [number of married years] years and had [number of children], [names of children].

[First name] was a fiercely dedicated mom to all of her children, raising all [number of kids] of them to go on to accomplish great things. Family came first and was above all else to [first name], a value she instilled in all those around her. The hole left by her absence is impossible to fill.

[First name] was predeceased by [list of family members who have passed away]. [She/He] is survived by [list of family members who are still alive].

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in [first name]’s name to [name of organization]. Services will be announced at a later date.

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Mia Schriber, 79, of sunny Santa Monica, passed away on February 3rd, surrounded by her friends and family.

Mia, born on January 15th, 1941 to Edess & Lorenzo Schriber in Fairfield, CA, immediately brought joy and laughter into the world. Mia went on to graduate from Fairfield High in 1958 as an honor student. After graduating from high school, Mia went on to pursue a degree in Architecture at University of California, Davis.

Mia fell in love with architecture, which kicked off a 25 year stint in the field.

In 1969, she met Harry and the two were inseparable from that point on. Mia & Harry were married for over 45 years and had six children, Adira, Gavi, Eliam, Hanifah, Ilias, and Elliot.

Mia was a fiercely dedicated mom to all of her children, raising all six of them to go on to accomplish great things. Family came first and was above all else to Mia, a value she instilled in all those around her. The hole left by her absence is impossible to fill.

Mia was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Marianne. She is survived by her husband, her six children, and her four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mia’s name to Architecture for Humanity. Services will be announced at a later date.

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Mother obituary 3

Mother obituary 3 template

We regretfully announce the passing of [Full name] of [place of residence] on [date of death]. [First name] was surrounded by her family and passed away peacefully.

Our mother, [First name], was one of the [strongest/most courageous/bravest/kindest/etc.] women to ever walk this earth and our family was blessed to have her as the head of the family. [First name] graduated from [name of university] in [year of graduation] with a degree in [subject]. After graduating, she went on to pursue a career in [field].

In [year], she met [spouse’s first name] and together they went on to have [number] children. [First name] was a wonderful and loving mother who gave her all to her family. We will never be able to fill the space left behind by her.

[First name] was predeceased by [list of family members who have passed away]. [She/He] is survived by [list of family members who are still alive].

Please consider a donation in [first name]’s name to [name of organization], as this organization was important to her. Services will be held on [date] at [location].

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Our mother, Lila, was one of the strongest women to ever walk this earth and our family was blessed to have her as the head of the family. Lila graduated from Texas A&M in 1979 with a degree in Engineering. After graduating, she went on to pursue a career in engineering and structural design.

In 1985, she met Joseph and together they went on to have 4 children. Lila was a wonderful and loving mother who gave her all to her family. We will never be able to fill the space left behind by her.

Lila was predeceased by her father, Hans and her brother, Uther. She is survived by her four children, Tommy, Ava, Arnold, and Kiki; her husband, Joseph; her sister, Frances; and her mother, Ontaria.

Please consider a donation in Lila’s name to Tulsa Humane Society, as this organization was important to her. Services will be held on November 8th at Carrington’s Funeral Home.

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Mother obituary 4

Mother obituary 4 template

We regretfully announce the passing of [Full name] of [place of residence] on [date of death]. [First name] was surrounded by her family and passed away peacefully.

[First name], loving and dedicated mother to a family of seven, was brought into this world on [date of birth], to [parent’s names]. After graduating from [university name] in [graduation year], [first name] dedicated her life to the pursuit of knowledge in the field of [field of study / passion]. She ended her [number of years] year career in [retirement date]. After retiring, [First name] poured herself into her community. She was [list of accomplishments] and a dedicated [other cause description].

[First name] requested no services be held and that her ashes be spread. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to [organization name / cause name] in her name.

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We regretfully announce the passing of Honour Louisa Black of Seattle, WA on September 18th. Honour was surrounded by her family and passed away peacefully.

Honour, loving and dedicated mother to a family of seven, was brought into this world on June 8th, 1969, to Gertrude & Sanjay Black. After graduating from University of Michigan in 1990, Honour dedicated her life to the pursuit of knowledge in the field of Statistics. She ended her 22 year career in 2015. After retiring, Honour poured herself into her community. She was a founding member of the Seattle Women's Binary Club, the Seattle Statistical Society, and the Seattle Ornithology Society and a dedicated board member of the city of Seattle.

Honour requested no services be held and that her ashes be spread. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Art of Problem Solving Initiative in her name.

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Mother obituary 5

Mother obituary 5 template

After a difficult battle with [disease], [full name] passed away peacefully on [date of death] surrounded by her loved ones.

Born in [birth location] to [parent’s names], [first name] was described as a bundle of [joy/laughter/love/etc.]. [First name] was passionate about [passion] from a very young age and participated in countless [activity] clubs over the years. In [year], [first name] met [partner’s name] at [location] and immediately fell in love. They went on to be married for [number] years and had [number] children together.

[First name] was a fiercely [dedicated/tenacious/strong/loyal/independent] mother, raising seven equally [dedicated/tenacious/strong/loyal/independent/etc.] children. [First name] was our biggest cheerleader and our constant supporter. Our family would not be where it is today if we didn’t have [First name] as a mother.

[First name] was predeceased by [list of predeceased family members]. She leaves behind [list of surviving family members]. Services will be held at [location] on [date] at [time].

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After a difficult battle with lymphoma, Adile Viktoria Maessen passed away peacefully on March 3rd surrounded by her loved ones.

Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico to Zuri & Fae Knutsson, Adile was described as a bundle of joy. Adile was passionate about community and family from a very young age and participated in countless community engagement clubs over the years.

In 1989, Adile met Hèctor at a work event and immediately fell in love. They went on to be married for 23 years and had seven children together. Adile was a fiercely dedicated mother, raising seven equally tenacious and dedicated children. Adile was our biggest cheerleader and our constant supporter. Our family would not be where it is today if we didn’t have Adile as a mother.

Adile was predeceased by her husband, Hèctor; her parents, Zuri & Fae; her daughter, Sutilla; and her brother, Antile. She leaves behind six children, Sanki, Vedastus, Omiros, Ana, Bethany, and Meki. A celebration of life will be held at Lake Chalet on March 10th at 11:30 AM.

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Father obituary

Similar to an obituary for a mother, an obituary focused around fatherhood would highlight the different ways a father provided for his family and why his family was such a focal point of the deceased’s life. Fatherhood focused obituaries mention different ways a father provided, supported, and took care of his family. It’s also important to mention any hobbies or awards his children have earned as those were most likely accomplished with the support of the parents.

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[Full name], [age], of [place of residence], passed away on [date of death] after a [descriptor] battle with [cause of death].

[First name] was born on [date and year of birth] to [parents] in [city of birth]. After graduating from [name of high school] in [high school graduation year], [he/she] went on to study [college major] at [college name].

After graduation, [he/she] landed [his/her] first job as a [job title] for [company] for [years]. In [year they met], [he/she] met [spouse name], and they wed in [marriage year], going on to have [number of children] children, [list of children’s names].

[Name] was a force of nature, determined to provide for his family and give them the life he felt they deserved. His family meant more to him than anything else in the world, something he often mentioned. He was unendingly proud of [child name], [child name], and [spouse name] and always tried his best to support them.

[Name] was also a passionate [name of personal hobby or craft] and could often be found [name of hobby/activity] when he wasn’t at home.

Anyone who knew [name] knew that he was the most loving father and husband a family could ask for. [First name] was predeceased by [list of family members who have passed away]. He is survived by [list of family members who are still alive].

The family requests that all flowers and notes are sent to [location]. There will be a [funeral service/memorial/celebration of life] at [date & time] at [location].

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James Thompson, 62, of San Antonio, TX passed away surrounded by loved ones on January 15th, 2019 after a difficult battle with pancreatic cancer.

James was born on August 11th, 1957 to Terry and Farrah Thompson in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating from Brooklyn Local in 1975, he went on to study biology at Texas A&M.

After graduation, James landed his first job as a Lab for Dow Chemical, which kickstarted a 20 year career in biology.

In 1985, James met Gerald Hamlin at a business conference in San Francisco, CA. They fell in love almost instantly and were lifelong partners. Gerald and James moved to San Antonio, TX in 1988 and adopted their two sons John & Tyler only 4 years later in 1992.

James was a force of nature, determined to provide for his family and give them the life he felt they deserved. His family meant more to him than anything else in the world, something he often mentioned. He was unendingly production of Tyler’s success as medical professional and John’s tenure as a Biology Professor at UT. James and Gerald were able to build not one, but two family homes for their family, with their summer home located in their favorite part of Lake Tahoe, CA.

James was also a passionate craftsman who could be found in his workshop during his time off, working on gifts for family and friends.

Anyone who knew James knew that he was the most loving father and spouse a family could ask for. James was predeceased by his mother, Farrah, his father Terry, and his sister Louise. He is survived by Gerard, John, and Tyler and his three siblings Jeanette, Craig, and Sam.

The family requests that all flowers and notes are sent to their home. There will be a funeral service, details are still being worked out.

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Father obituary 2

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[Full name], [age], of [place of residence], peacefully passed away on [date of death] after a [descriptor] battle with [cause of death].

Born in [birth location] to [parent’s names], [first name] was a [descriptor] and [descriptor] boy. [First name] was fiercely passionate about [passion] from the start and dedicated his life to both his pursuit of [subject] and his family.

After he graduated, [first name] landed his first job as a [job title]. This kickstarted a career in [field]. In [year], [first name] met his wife, [wife’s name] and went on to have [number of children] children. [First name] put family first, always, and was a dedicated father. His children went on to pursue careers in [fields].

[First name] was a strong, kind, loving, and supportive father. His knowledge and guidance was the foundation of his family.

[First name] was also a passionate [hobby] and enthusiast. He spent most of his retirement [description of time spent]. [First name] was predeceased by [list of predeceased] and leaves behind [list of surviving family members]. No services will be held at this time and the family requests no donations or flowers be sent.

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Caj Leoš Leslie, 52, of East Boston, MA, peacefully passed away on February 6th after a short battle with lung cancer. Born in Prague to Eila and Eduard Leslie, Caj was a tenacious and curious boy. Caj was fiercely passionate about architecture from the start and dedicated his life to both his pursuit of architecture and his family.

After he graduated, Caj landed his first job as an Architectural Consultant. This kickstarted a career in City Planning. In 1995, Caj met his wife, Bonita and went on to have three children. Caj put family first, always, and was a dedicated father. His children went on to pursue careers in medicine and hospitality.

Caj was a strong, kind, loving, and supportive father. His knowledge and guidance was the foundation of his family.

Caj was also a passionate gardener and enthusiast. He spent most of his retirement tending to his garden and experimenting with different variegated plants.

Caj was predeceased by his parents Eduard and Elia and leaves behind his three children, Varo, Entera, and Mimi and his wife, Bonita. No services will be held at this time and the family requests no donations or flowers be sent.

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Father obituary 3 - Adopted kids

Father obituary 3 - Adopted kids template

Our father, [full name], passed away on [date of death] after a [descriptor] battle with [disease]. [First name] was [age].

[First name] was born in [year] to his parents, [names of parents]. Growing up, [first name] had an incredibly [descriptor] childhood. This would go on to shape his life as an adult and would inspire him to be a dedicated and loving father.

After meeting [partner’s name] in [year] at [location], the pair went on to eventually marry and adopt [number] children, all from different backgrounds. Our blended family was defined by [descriptors] and [descriptor]. Without [first name]’s love and support, the lives of many in our family would’ve been drastically different.

We mourn the loss of our father and encourage any and all who knew him to remember the beauty he brought to this world. For any interested, services will be held at [time] on [date] at [location]. If you would like to donate or show your support for our family, please visit our memorial website at [link].

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Our father, Aksel Andreas Stenberg, passed away on December 20th, 2020 after a difficult battle with COVID-19. Aksel was 82.

Aksel was born in 1938 to his parents, Erland & Ava Stenberg. Growing up, Aksel had an incredibly difficult childhood. This would go on to shape his life as an adult and would inspire him to be a dedicated and loving father.

After meeting Carla in 1978 at a local library, the pair went on to eventually marry and adopt 3 children, all from different backgrounds. Our blended family was defined by love and generosity. Without Aksel’s love and support, the lives of many in our family would’ve been drastically different.

We mourn the loss of our father and encourage any and all who knew him to remember the beauty he brought to this world. For any interested, services will be held at 3:30 on December 23rd at St. Tomas's Chapel. If you would like to donate or show your support for our family, please visit our memorial website.

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Father obit 4 - Fostered kids

Father obit 4 - Fostered kids template

[Full name] of [location] left this earth on [date of death]. Our hearts and our souls are heavy with his absence.

[First name] was born in [year] and was put up for adoption, going on to be adopted by his adoptive parents, [names of parents] in [year]. [First name] would go on to say that his parents defined him as a person and the success of his life.

After turning [age], [First name] decided to foster his first child. Throughout his life, [First name] would foster and care for countless children, all of whom left his home a little stronger and with the knowledge that someone cared for them.

In [year], [First name] met [spouse’s name], going on to marry in [year]. While [First name] had no biological children of his own, he changed the lives of many, as a father.

[First name] was predeceased by [list of predeceased family members]. He is survived by [list of living family members]. No services will be held at this time. Donations can be made to [organization] in [first name]’s honor.

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Jeong Aucaman Lewis of Sacramento, CA left this earth on December 8th, 2020. Our hearts and our souls are heavy with his absence.

Jeong was born in 1970 and was put up for adoption, going on to be adopted by his adoptive parents, Lucas & Shaquelle Lewis in 1975. Jeong would go on to say that his parents defined him as a person and the success of his life.

After turning 30, Jeong decided to foster his first child. Throughout his life, Jeong would foster and care for countless children, all of whom left his home a little stronger and with the knowledge that someone cared for them. In 2005, Jeong met Andrew, going on to marry in 2007. While Jeong had no biological children of his own, he changed the lives of many, as a father.

Jeong was predeceased by his parents, Lucas & Shaquelle. He is survived by his partner, Andrew, and his many foster children. No services will be held at this time. Donations can be made to One Simple Wish in Jeong’s honor.

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Young adult obituary

Young adult obituaries focus on the accomplishments that a young adult was able to achieve during their lifetime. It’s important to give information on activities or passions that the young adult had as well as their goals and values for their future. Mentioning an important partner or spouse and any children is important, as well as any pets.

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[Name], [age], of [location] passed away suddenly after an accident involving [cause of death]. [His/her] family is shocked and deeply saddened by [his/her] loss.

[Name] was born on [date of birth] to [name of parents] in [location]. After graduating from [high school] in [year], [name] attended [community college] with a focus in [major].

During [his/her] time at [college name], [name] was also employed at [company] as a [position]. [He/she] loved [name of hobby] and [name of favorite activity]. [He/she] was a bright and kind individual.

[Name] also dedicated time towards [volunteer work or hobby]. 

[Name] met [name of boyfriend/girlfriend/partner] at [location] while [working at (employer) / in school]. They enjoyed [couple activity] and [couple activity] with their [friends/family/pets]. 

Anyone who knew [name], knew that they were [kind words]. [He/she] had an immense passion for [passion] and was always a source of positivity. [His/her] family and friends will miss [him/her] more than words can say.

The family requests that flowers be sent to [location]. There will be a funeral service held at [time, date] at [location].

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Vinny Edwards, 23, of Las Vegas, NV passed away suddenly after an ATV accident. His family is shocked and deeply saddened by his loss.

Vinny was born on August 11th, 1996 to Michelle and Frank Edwards in Las Vegas, NV. After graduating from Las Vegas High 2011, Vinny decided he wanted to pursue community college and a career in sports medicine.

During his time at Las Vegas Community College, Vinny was also employed at Nike full time as a warehouse manager. He absolutely loved sports, shoes, and his coworkers and friends. He was an immensely bright and soft-hearted individual who did his best to help others throughout his life.

Vinny also dedicated every other weekend to helping out and volunteering at Las Vegas’s Humane Society. He loved animals and believed in animal welfare deeply. It was during his time at the Humane Society that Vinny met his girlfriend, Zoe.

Zoe and Vinny spent many days taking their two dogs Scooter & Boston on as many outdoor activities as they could muster. You’d often find them hiking, at the lake, or going on long distance runs.

Anyone who knew Vinny knew that he was a special soul. He had an immense passion for life and was always a positive source in whatever group he was in. His family and friends will miss him more than words can say.

The family requests that all flowers and notes are sent to their home. There will be a private funeral service for family members.

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Teen obituary

Teen obituaries are often difficult to write due to the young age of the person who has passed away. A teen obituary would focus on their accomplishments in school and local community programs they were a part of. Teens are often involved in clubs or extracurricular activities at school, if you’re unsure which ones to mention, it’s a good idea to ask friends and loved ones for ideas. Teen obituaries often focus on school achievements, extracurricular achievements, hobbies, and friends that were loved by the teenager who has passed away.

Teen obituary template

[Full name], [age], of [place of residence], passed away on [date of death] after a [descriptor] battle with [cause of death].

[First name] was born on [date and year of birth] to [parents] in [city of birth]. [First name] attended [name of high school] and was passionate about [subject] and [extracurricular activity].

While in school, [he/she] worked as a [job title] and enjoyed spending times with [his/her] friends and family. [First name] was also extremely passionate about [hobby or activity] and would oftentimes be found at [location] practicing.

[Name] met [his/her] best friends at [location] and enjoyed spending time [enjoying/doing/playing activity] with [friend names]. [He/she] was also a part of [club] and was passionate about [things club/activity accomplished].

[First name]’s memory will forever be cherished by [list of family members and other important life figures].

The family requests that all flowers and notes are sent to [location]. There will be a [funeral service/memorial/celebration of life] at [date & time] at [location].

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Jennifer Haren, 16, of Dayton, OH, passed away on March 7th surrounded by friends and family.

Jennifer was born on April 15th, 2012 to Shelly & Martin Haren in Riverside, OH. Jennifer attended Dayton High and was passionate about photography and volleyball.

While in school, she worked as a grocery clerk at Dayton General and enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. Jennifer was also extremely passionate about volleyball and would often times be found practicing her serve at the local community center.

Jennifer met her best friends Morgan & Sarah at Dayton High and enjoyed spending time taking photos and going to local games with them. Jennifer was also a part of both the Photography Club and R.I.S.K. Club at Dayton High and was passionate about mental health and sports.

Jennifer’s memory will forever be cherished by her friends at Dayton High, her family, and her team at the community center.

The Haren family requests that all flowers and notes be sent to their home. There will be a Celebration of Life at the Haren family home on March 15th. Please email Shelly or Martin for further details.

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Teen obituary 2

Teen obituary 2 template

[Full name], [age] passed away today after [cause of death], a life that was just beginning cut too short. Even though [first name] was taken from us before [his/her] time, [he/she] lived [his/her] life to the fullest every single day.

[First name] was passionate about [hobby] and was involved in [list of clubs] from a very young age. [She/he] was planning on going to college for [subject] after graduating from high school. We know that [first name] would’ve made a wonderful [profession] had [she/he] had the opportunity.

[First name] would’ve wanted a celebration of life instead of a funeral service, so we will be honoring this by holding a celebration of life in [his/her] honor. The celebration of life will take place at [location] on [date] at [time].

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Kendra Schmidtz, 13 passed away today after a car accident, a life that was just beginning cut too short. Even though Kendra was taken from us before her time, she lived her life to the fullest every single day.

Kendra was passionate about hiking and was involved in exploration clubs from a very young age. She was planning on going to college for conservancy after graduating from high school. We know that Kendra would’ve made a wonderful park ranger had she had the opportunity.

Kendra would’ve wanted a celebration of life instead of a funeral service, so we will be honoring this by holding a celebration of life in her honor. The celebration of life will take place at Seltzer Lake on March 3rd at 11:00 AM.

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Teen obituary 3 - high achiever

Teen obituary 3 - high achiever template

Our [first name] was unexpectedly taken from us yesterday after [cause of death]. [Full name] was [age] and was one of [number of siblings] siblings. From the moment [first name] was born, we knew [he/she] was destined for great things -- and [she/he] did not disappoint.

[First name] loved all things [hobby] and excelled at school. [He/she] was top of [his/her] class and loved [list of favorite subjects]. After high school, [first name] was planning on attending [college name] for [subject]. We know [he/she] would’ve excelled at this as well.

Funeral services will be held at [location] on [date] at [time] and all are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to [cause], a cause that [first name] cared deeply about.

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Our Michael was unexpectedly taken from us yesterday after a climbing accident. Michael Kissler was 13 and was one of 4 siblings. From the moment Michael was born, we knew he was destined for great things -- and he did not disappoint.

Michael loved all things outdoors and excelled at school. He was top of his class and loved physics and chemistry. After high school, Michael was planning on attending University of Minnesota for physics. We know he would’ve excelled at this as well.

Funeral services will be held at Samuelson & Sons Funeral Home on June 3rd at 9:30 AM and all are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Boys & Girls Club of Minnesota, a cause that Michael cared deeply about.

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Teen obituary 4 - Terminal illness

Teen obituary 4 - Terminal illness template

[Full name], the bravest [boy/girl/person] we were blessed to know has passed away at the age of [age] after a difficult battle with [illness]. [First name] was diagnosed with [illness] at the age of [age of onset] and put on a brave face from the first moment.

[First name] did not let [illness] define [him/her] and instead threw [himself/herself] into [his/her] favorite passion: [passion]. [He/she] spent hours [describe activities related to hobby].

[First name] is survived by [list of surviving family members] and is predeceased by [list of predeceased family members]. We also want to acknowledge [first name]’s best friends [list of best friends]. They stood by [him/her] and were incredibly important and supportive of [him/her].

Please join us in celebrating the life of [first name] at [location] on [date] at [time].

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Ricardo Sanchez, the bravest boy we were blessed to know has passed away at the age of 16 after a difficult battle with Leukemia. Ricardo was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 9 and put on a brave face from the first moment.

Ricardo did not let cancer define him and instead threw himself into his favorite passion: cooking. He spent hours in the kitchen, reading up recipes, creating new and unique dishes, and letting his family partake in his passion.

Ricardo is survived by his parents, Juan and Emma, his sister, Mia, and his brothers, Kevin, Reyo, and Santino and is predeceased by his grandmother, Sandra. We also want to acknowledge Ricardo’s best friends Liam, Alexander, Ricky, and Morena. They stood by him and were incredibly important and supportive of him.

Please join us in celebrating the life of Ricardo at our home on June 12th at 11:30 AM.

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Teen obituary 5 - Religious & terminal illness

Teen obituary 5 - Religious & terminal illness template

The incomparable [full name] was chosen by God to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven on [date]. We weren’t ready to lose [him/her] but know that [she/he] is in a much better place. [First name] was diagnosed with [illness] at the age of [age of onset]. Throughout [her/his] later years, [he/she] was an absolute warrior, enduring so much with so little complaint.

[He/she] stands in our hearts as a reminder of strength, perseverance, love, and compassion. Though we will mourn [his/her] loss daily, we know we will be reunited in time.

A funeral will be held at [location] on [date] at [time] with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to [cause], our church.

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The incomparable Tessa Mae Kim was chosen by God to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven on May 13th, 2021. We weren’t ready to lose her but know that they are in a much better place. Tessa was diagnosed with a terminal illness at the age of 14. Throughout her later years, she was an absolute warrior, enduring so much with so little complaint.

She stands in our hearts as a reminder of strength, perseverance, love, and compassion. Though we will mourn her loss daily, we know we will be reunited in time.

A funeral will be held at St. James AME on May 16th at 9:30 AM with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. James AME, our church.

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Child obituary

Due to the young age of children, an obituary written about them generally focuses on their personality and their hobbies. Children often have tons of hobbies and passions that they’re excited about, even from very young ages. It’s important to describe their personality, interests and what kind of person they were when writing an obituary for a child.

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Child obituary template

[Full name] passed away on [date of death] at the age of [age], following [cause of death].

[First name] was born in [place of birth] on [date of birth] to parents, [names of parents]. [He/She] was a [one or two attributes] child, always [common activities that demonstrate personality]. [She/He] proudly stated that [he/she] wanted to be a [career of choice] when [he/she] grew up. [First name] also loved [other favorite activities].

After [First name] was…[describe how they dealt with their illness, if applicable].

[First name]’s memory will forever be cherished by [list of family members and other important life figures].

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Edgar Fernandez passed away on February 23, 2018 at the age of 9, following a 2-year battle with brain cancer.

Edgar was born in San Antonio, Texas on March 1, 2008 to parents, Jessica and Juan Fernandez. He was an active and inquisitive child, always wanting to understand how things worked and occasionally getting in minor trouble for taking household items apart and trying to put them back together. He proudly stated that he wanted to be an inventor when he grew up. Edgar also loved baseball and spent many afternoon playing games with his friends.

After Edgar was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2016, he rarely lost his spirit. Even when confined to a hospital bed for extended periods, he excitedly watched baseball games and talked about them with parents and medical team.

Edgar’s memory will forever be cherished by his parents, Jessica and Juan and his grandparents, Javier and Maria Fernandez and Martha and Bill Atkins, as well as many cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.

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Child obituary template 2 - unexpected death

Child obituary template 2 - unexpected death template

[Full name] passed away unexpectedly on [date of death] at the age of [age], after [cause of death].

Born to [names of parents] on [date], [first name] was [descriptor] as a baby. When [he/she] was [age], [he/she] immediately became obsessed with [passion/hobby]. Some of [first name]’s favorite activities were [list of activities].

Our family was not expecting the loss of [first name] or for their life to be cut so short so soon. We are devastated by this loss and will feel the absence of [first name] forever. [He/she] was the [sweetest/kindest/most loving/etc.] soul and a joy to be around. [He/she] will be forever missed.

[First name] will always be remembered by [list of surviving family members].

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Oakley Lee Hayes passed away unexpectedly on April 3rd at the age of 8, after injuries sustained after a hiking accident.

Born to Rhonda & Parker Hayes on November 16th, 2013, Oakley was a handful as a baby. When she was 4, she immediately became obsessed with bugs and critters. Some of Oakley’s favorite activities were hiking, feeding the chickens, and tending to the farm with her father.

Our family was not expecting the loss of Oakley or for their life to be cut so short so soon. We are devastated by this loss and will feel the absence of Oakley forever. She was the most loving and most curious soul and a joy to be around. She will be forever missed.

Oakley will always be remembered by her grandparents, Semmi & Chris, her parents, Rhonda & Parker, her brother, Trevor, and her dog, Hunter.

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Child obituary template 3

Child obituary template 3 template

Our family regretfully announces the unexpected passing of [full name], who left this earth on [date] due to [cause of death]. Born on [date of birth], [first name] was a [description of child as an infant].

[His/her] teachers described [first name] as [description] and [she/he] was loved by [his/her] friends for [his/her] [description of attitude]. Our [son/daughter]’s life was cut short, but the impression [she/he] left on the lives of others will never be forgotten.

[First name] will live in the memories of [list of family members] forever and will be missed more than words could ever describe.

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Our family regretfully announces the unexpected passing of Lehua Mau Kealoha, who left this earth on December 18th due to meningitis. Born on February 20th, 2014, Lehua was a boisterous boy.

His teachers described Lehua as curious and hilarious and he was loved by his friends for his clever jokes and sense of humor. Our son’s life was cut short, but the impression he left on the lives of others will never be forgotten.

Lehua will live in the memories of Keanu, Kalani, Makana, and Kapua forever and will be missed more than words could ever describe.

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Child obituary template 4

Child obituary template 4 template

We are devastated to announce the unexpected passing of our [son/daughter], [full name]. [First name] passed away on [date], surrounded by [his/her] loved ones after a [description of cause of death]. This loss is completely unexpected and our family is absolutely devastated and unprepared.

[First name] was, without a doubt, the most [kind/loving/sweet] child this world could ask for. [He/she] was passionate about [hobby], an expert at [hobby], and an aspiring [career choice]. [He/she] made an impression on the lives of all those around [him/her]. Even when [first name] was angry or sad, [he/she] never let it last long or infringe on [his/her] love for others.

[First name], we will never forget you and we will always love you. We hope to be reunited with you one day. Love, [list of family members].

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We are devastated to announce the unexpected passing of our son, Omer Keshet. Omer passed away on August 19th, surrounded by his loved ones after a brief battle with pneumonia. This loss is completely unexpected and our family is absolutely devastated and unprepared.

Omer was, without a doubt, the most loving child this world could ask for. He was passionate about animals, an expert at fishing, and an aspiring musician. He made an impression on the lives of all those around him. Even when Omer was angry or sad, he never let it last long or infringe on his love for others.

Omer, we will never forget you and we will always love you. We hope to be reunited with you one day. Love, Tom, Shalev, Moran, Adi, Yarden, Affe, Ofra, and Noga.

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Infant obituary

An obituary for an infant should include the standard important dates and names of family members, but is often much shorter than a standard obituary. Speaking about the impact the pregnancy and infant had on the family is common, as well as referencing the amount of happiness infants bring parents, even in the brief time they were alive.

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Infant obituary template

[Full name] passed away in the embrace of family on [date of death] at [place of death].

[First name] was born on [date of birth] to [names of parents], joining siblings [names of siblings]. Despite [his/her] short time on earth, [she/he] was deeply loved and brought immense joy to those around [her/him].

[First name] will be forever remembered and loved by [list of family members].

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Ava Marie Thompson passed away in the embrace of family on June 12, 2018 at Four Saints Hospital.

Ava was born on June 3, 2018 to Marty and Janine Thompson, joining siblings Eric and Rebecca. Despite her short time on earth, she was deeply loved and brought immense joy to those around her.

Ava will be forever remembered and loved by her parents, Marty and Janine; her siblings, Eric and Rebecca; her four grandparents; her seven aunts and uncles and her thirteen cousins.

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Infant obituary 2

Infant obituary 2 template

[Full name] passed away unexpectedly in the arms of [his/her] parents on [date of death] at [place of death].

[First name] came into the lives of [names of parents] on [date of birth], joining siblings [names of siblings]. Even though [his/her] only spent a short amount of time with us, [she/he] was immensely loved and brought immeasurable joy and laughter to those around [her/him].

[First name] will be forever missed and loved by [list of family members].

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Aurora Kim passed away unexpectedly in the arms of her parents on January 2nd, 2021 at Fairpoint Hospital.

Aurora came into the lives of Regina & Sung-ho on November 11th, 2020, joining siblings Henry, Sei, and Merle. Even though Aurora only spent a short amount of time with us, she was immensely loved and brought immeasurable joy and laughter to those around her.

Aurora will be forever missed and loved by Regina, Sung-ho, Henry, Sukiko, Merle, Marietta, and Sei.

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Infant obituary 3

Infant obituary 3 template

[Full name] peacefully took [his/her] final rest in the arms of [his/her] loving parents, [names of parents] on [date of death] at [place of death].

[First name] was born on [date of birth] to [names of parents], joining siblings [names of siblings]. Throughout [his/her] brief time with us, [name] filled countless lives with joy and love. [His/her] siblings were ecstatic at their new baby [brother/sister] and are taking this loss incredibly hard.

[First name] will be forever cherished and remembered by [list of family members].

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Elijah Cunningham peacefully took his final rest in the arms of his loving parents, Kara and Mica on August 15th at Billinger Hospital.

Elijah was born on November 3rd, 2020 to Kara & Mica, joining siblings Sara and Fenn. Throughout his brief time with us, Elijah filled countless lives with joy and love. His siblings were ecstatic at their new baby brother and are taking this loss incredibly hard.

Elijah will be forever cherished and remembered by his parents, his siblings, and his grandparents.

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Sudden death obituary

Sudden death obituary template

[Name], [age], of [location] died unexpectedly on [date] from injuries sustained in [type of accident]. [His/her] loss was completely unexpected and the family is shocked and deeply saddened.

[Name] was born on [date of birth] to [name of parents] in [location]. [Name] attended [name of school] and was passionate about [subject]. After graduating high school, [Name] moved to [location] with [name of person].

[He/she] worked as a [name of job] at [company] for [length of employment] and was a member of [local club/community/sport team].

[Name] also spent time as a [volunteer work or hobby].

Anyone who knew [name], knew that they were [kind/loving/caring/warm/brilliant/awesome/wonderful]. [He/she] had an immense passion for [hobby] and was always a source of positivity. [Name]’s family and friends will miss [him/her] more than words can say.

Contributions in memory of [Name] can be made to [name of organization]. There will be a funeral service held at [time, date] at [location]. If you cannot attend the service, please consider posting on [link to online memorial website].

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Maria Hernandez, 26, of Chicago died unexpectedly on February 11th, 2020 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Her loss was completely unexpected and the family is shocked and deeply saddened.

Maria was born on January 10th, 1994 to Samuel & Rosa Hernandez in Las Vegas, Nevada. Maria attended Las Vegas High School and was passionate about photography. After graduating high school, Maria moved to Chicago with her sister.

She worked as a head baker at Breaded Threads for almost 3 years and was a member of her local roller derby team.

Maria also spent time as a volunteer at the Chicago Boys & Girls Club.

Anyone who knew Maria, knew that she was incredibly kind hearted. She had an immense passion for her work and was always a source of positivity. Maria’s family and friends will miss her more than words can say.

Contributions in memory of Maria can be made to The Chicago Boys & Girls Club. There will be a funeral service held at 11:30 AM, July 8th at C.T. Funeral Home. If you cannot attend the service, please consider posting on her website.

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Sudden death obituary 2 - no kids

Sudden death obituary 2 - no kids template

[Name], [age], of [location] passed unexpectedly on [date] after a fatal [cause of death]. We are devastated by this loss and completely unprepared.

Born on [date of birth] to loving parents [name of parents], [full name] immediately filled the lives of those around [him/her] with joy. [First name] graduated high school in [year of graduation] and went on to pursue a degree in [degree type] at [university name]. [He/she] successfully completed [her/his] degree in [year of graduation]. After college, [first name] went on to [description of few years after graduation].

[First name] was a loving [uncle/aunt] to [names of nephews / nieces] and adored [his/her] family. [First name] was passionate about [hobby, profession, or passion description] and a firm believer in [religion]. [His/her] presence is sorely missed and [his/her] loss is deeply felt.

[First name] is predeceased by [list of predeceased family members]. [She/he] is survived by [list of surviving family members]. No services will be held, at [first name]’s request.

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Sudden death obituary 2 - no kids example

Moira Ita, 36, of Indianapolis passed unexpectedly on April 18th 2020 after a fatal motorcycle accident. We are devastated by this loss and are completely unprepared.

Born on January 8th, 1984 to loving parents Dinah and Ezra Ita, Moira Ita immediately filled the lives of those around her with joy. Moira graduated high school in 2001 and went on to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington. She successfully completed her degree in 2005. After college, Moira went on to develop her own set of small businesses and had begun consulting in the engineering field.

Moira was a loving aunt to Christa, Verity, Georgia, and Michael and adored her family. Moira was passionate about skydiving, rock climbing, and skiing and a firm believer in Unitarianism. Her presence is sorely missed and her loss is deeply felt.

Moira is predeceased by her parents, Dinah and Ezra Ita. She is survived by her sister, Annmarie and her brother, Edward. No services will be held, at Moira’s request.

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Sudden death obituary 3 - short

Sudden death obituary 3 - short template

We are horribly saddened to announce the unexpected passing of [full name] at the age of [age]. [First name] succumbed to [his/her] injuries after an accident with [accident type or description]. We are still gathering information and will keep everyone updated when more information is available regarding events and next steps.

[Full name] was born on [date of birth] to parents [parent names] in [location]. [He/she] had a degree in [degree type] and worked in [occupation field] for [number of occupation years] years.

[First name] is predeceased by [list of predeceased family members]. [She/he] is survived by [list of surviving family members]. Services will be held, but information is still pending.

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We are horribly saddened to announce the unexpected passing of Tsveta Teréz at the age of 52. Tsveta succumbed to his injuries after a car accident. We are still gathering information and will keep everyone updated when more information is available regarding events and next steps.

Tsveta Teréz was born on November 20th, 1968 to parents Pao and Ricky Teréz in Brooklyn, NY. He had a degree in English and worked in journalism for 22 years.

Tsveta is predeceased by his father, Ricky, and his sister, Juanita. He is survived by his wife, Ellen, his sisters Vera and Paulina, and his mother, Pao. Services will be held, but information is still pending.

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Sudden death obit 4 - short & brief

Sudden death obit 4 - short & brief template

A life well lived unexpectedly ended today after a [type of accident]. [Full name] was [age] at the time of passing. We are still gathering information about this accident and ask for privacy during this difficult time. We will share more details about memorial events in the coming days.

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Sudden death obit 4 - short & brief example

A life well lived unexpectedly ended today after a car accident. Virgil Jacobson was 54 at the time of passing. We are still gathering information about this accident and ask for privacy during this difficult time. We will share more details about memorial events in the coming days.

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Pet obituary 1

Pet obituary 1 template

My favorite fluffy [boy/girl] [Name] passed away peacefully in [his/her] sleep on [date]. On [date of adoption or purchase], I was blessed with meeting one of the best companions a [girl/boy/person] could ask for. I visited [name of adoption center or place of purchase] and was able to meet [Name]. [He/she] was [quiet/rowdy/crazy/hilarious/excited/nervous]. Over the next [# of years], [Name] taught me the meaning of [friendship/love/joy/companionship/family].

[Name] was a [loving/joyful/lazy/hilarious] [dog/cat/type of animal] who loved nothing more than to [favorite activity].

Thank you for being such a loving friend and I hope you’re resting in peace. You’re always in my heart, [Name].

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My favorite girl Xena passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 3rd, 2019. On October 15th, 2001, I was lucky to meet one of the best companions a girl could ask for. I visited our local Humane Society and was able to meet Xena. She was instantly crazy, hilarious and calm all at the same time. Over the next 18 years, Xena taught me the meaning of endless love, joy, and an enduring passion.

Xena was a hilarious cat who loved nothing more than to swat at neighbors and claim her territory.

Thank you for being such a loving and hilarious friend and I hope you’re resting in peace. You’re always in my heart, Xena.

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Pet obituary 2

Pet obituary 2 template

Our favorite fluffy [boy/girl] [Name] passed away peacefully in [his/her] sleep on [date]. On [date of adoption or purchase], we were blessed with meeting one of the best companions a family could ask for. We visited [name of adoption center or place of purchase] and were able to meet [Name]. [He/she] was [quiet/rowdy/crazy/hilarious/excited/nervous]. Over the next [# of years], [Name] taught us the meaning of [friendship/love/joy/companionship/family].

[Name] was a [loving/joyful/lazy/hilarious] [dog/cat/type of animal] who loved nothing more than to [favorite activity].

Thank you for being such a loving friend and we hope you’re resting in peace. You’re always in our hearts, [Name].

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Pet obituary 2 example

Our favorite fluffy boy Sammy passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 2nd, 2019.On January 24th, 2002, we were blessed with meeting one of the best companions a family could ask for. We visited our local ASPCA and were able to meet Sammy, who was the last dog on the block. He was quiet, reserved, and patiently waited for us to approach before lifting himself off the bed. We took him outside for a play date and fell in love immediately, adopting him on the spot. Over the next 8 years, Sammy taught us the meaning of friendship and love.

Sammy was a loving, joyful, and endlessly lazy older dog who loved nothing more than to sleep alongside our son, Chase, as he watched his shows. Sammy wasn’t very good at tricks and had a hard time hearing his name when called, but what he lacked in typical dog attributes, he made up for in his constant companionship.

Thank you for being such a loving friend and we hope you’re resting in peace. You’re always in our hearts, Sammy.

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Pet obituary 3 - Family dog

Pet obituary 3 - Family dog template

Our most loved and most cherished pet [pet name] passed away on [date of death] in [his/her] sleep. This marks the end of [number of years owned] wonderful & laughter filled years with the best [dog/cat/type of animal] a family could dream of having. [Name of pet] was loyal, loving, protective, and we were lucky to have spent as much time with [him/her] as we did. Thank you for your years of friendship and love, [name of pet], we will miss you.

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Our most loved and most cherished pet Ziggy passed away on September 15th in his sleep. This marks the end of 15 wonderful, laughter filled years with the best dog a family could dream of having. Ziggy was loyal, loving, protective, and we were lucky to have spent as much time with him as we did. Thank you for your years of friendship and love, Ziggy, we will miss you.

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Pet obituary - Family dog 2

Pet obituary - Family dog 2 template

On [date], our family lost a loyal friend, companion, and guardian, one that we are eternally grateful to have had. We rescued [pet name] from [location] and were smitten from the very second we saw [his/her] face. [Pet name] was a [breed/type of animal] and was the best family pet we could’ve asked for.

After [number of years] years of keeping our family together, [pet name] took [his/her] final breath peacefully, surrounded by everyone that loved [him/her]. We know that we’ll see [pet name] again at some time, and until then, have cherished memories to warm our hearts and souls. We love you, [name].

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Pet obituary - Family dog 2 example

On May 3rd, our family lost a loyal friend, companion, and guardian, one that we are eternally grateful to have had. We rescued Biscuit from Two Valley Animal Shelter and were smitten from the very second we saw her face. Biscuit was an Australian Cattle Dog and was the best family pet we could’ve asked for.

After 17 years of keeping our family together, Biscuit took her final breath peacefully, surrounded by everyone that loved her. We know that we’ll see Biscuit again at some time, and until then, have cherished memories to warm our hearts and souls. We love you, Biscuit.

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Pet obituary 4 - Family cat

Pet obituary 4 - Family cat template

[Pet name], [pet age], passed away on [date of death] after a long and happy life. Even though [pet name] was just a cat, he was a loyal and comforting companion in our times of need. [He/She] was present for: [list of important events], and always kept watch over our home. Even if [pet name] was a little [moody/feisty/unpredictable/aloof], the small moments of [love/affection/playfulness] made it all worth it. We were lucky to have had the amount of time we had with [pet name] and know we will never be able to replace [him/her].

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Pet obituary 4 - Family cat example

Mr. Snuggs, 18, passed away on January 12th, after a long and happy life. Even though Mr. Snuggs was just a cat, he was a loyal and comforting companion in our times of need. He was present for: the birth of Cheyenne, the purchase of two different homes, the graduation party of 2 children, the welcoming of our dog, Bruto, and always kept watch over our home. Even if Mr. Snuggs was a little aloof, the small moments of affection made it all worth it. We were lucky to have had the amount of time we had with Mr. Snuggs and know we will never be able to replace him.

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It can be beneficial to use an obituary writing template, since it can be difficult to capture someone's life in a single obituary, especially while grieving. An obituary can help acknowledge and announce the death so that a community may come together, commemorate a life well lived, and provide a community with ways that they can participate in celebrating the life of a loved one. The best obituaries aren’t ones that are published in the most well-known newspapers. Rather, obituaries that are written well and from the heart leave the biggest impact.

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Last updated July 27, 2021
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