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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.

Example of a short obituary on Ever Loved

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]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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 ((death_location)), left us, surrounded by ((possessive_pronoun)) friends and family on ((date_of_death)) from [cause of death].

((first_name)) was predeceased by [list of family members who have passed away]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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 ((death_location)), on ((date_of_death)). ((first_name)) passed away, surrounded by ((possessive_pronoun)) loved ones, from [cause of death].

((first_name)) was predeceased by [list of family members who have passed away]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) is survived by [list of family members who are still alive]. ((first_name)) wanted private services with only ((possessive_pronoun)) 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 ((possessive_pronoun)) final breath, surrounded by ((possessive_pronoun)) 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]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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 ((possessive_pronoun)) loved ones on ((date_of_death)). ((first_name)) had a difficult battle with [illness] and is finally at rest. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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 6

Short obituary 6 template

((full_name)), age [number], of [location] passed away [date]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) is survived by [list surviving family members]. ((first_name)) grew up in [location] where ((subject_pronoun)) attended [high school]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) lived in [location] where ((subject_pronoun)) enjoyed [hobbies/pastimes]. ((first_name)) may have had some struggles, but lived life to the fullest. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) loved [hobbies/passions/interests]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) would do anything [for his/her friends, family, community] and loved [subject]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) made everyone who knew ((object_pronoun)) laugh, cry, and clap at all the stories ((subject_pronoun)) shared. Our family is grateful to know that ((first_name)) is finally at peace. Services will be held at [location] on [date] at [time], all are welcome.

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Short obituary 6 example

Jerry Kalis, age 42, of Springfield, MO passed away October 18. he is survived by a loving wife, three children, and countless friends.

Jerry grew up in Half Moon Bay, CA where he attended Bay High. He lived in Monterey where he enjoyed surfing, skating, and wakeboarding. Jerry may have had some struggles, but lived life to the fullest. He loved philosophy, mathematics, painting, art, and so much more. He would do anything for his friends and loved fiercely. he made everyone who knew him laugh, cry, and clap at all the stories he shared.

Our family is grateful to know that Jerry is finally at peace.

Services will be held at Gray Peaks Park on May 3rd at 9:45AM, all are welcome.

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Short obituary 7

Short obituary 7 template

((full_name)), of [location], died unexpectedly on [date] from [cause of death]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was only [age] years old. The family is deeply saddened and shocked by ((possessive_pronoun)) sudden death. ((first_name)) was born on [date], attended [name of schools], and lived in [location] for most of ((possessive_pronoun)) life.

((first_name)) was a small business owner -- ((subject_pronoun)) owned and operated [name of business] in [location] for over [number] years. [Business name] was ((first_name))'s pride, joy, and life's work. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) poured ((possessive_pronoun)) heart and soul into the business which showed to all customers and patrons of [business name].

In addition to owning [business name], ((first_name)) was a member of [organization or club]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) spent much of ((possessive_pronoun)) free time [describe hobbies]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was also [description].

Everyone who knew ((first_name)) knew how [description] ((subject_pronoun)) was. ((first_name)) was full of [light/joy/positivity/etc.], traits that were obvious to all after even just a single meeting with ((first_name)) . ((first_name)) is survived by [list of surviving family members] and an abundance of friends. We will miss ((object_pronoun)) more than words can say.

Services are still being planned at this time.

Contributions in memory of ((first_name)) can be made to [organization].

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Short obituary 7 example

Nelsey Jimenez, of San Andreas, died unexpectedly on January 8th from an accident. She was only 25 years old. The family is deeply saddened and shocked by her sudden death. Nelsey was born on April 3rd, attended Greenview High , and lived in San Andreas for most of her life.

Nelsey was a small business owner -- she owned and operated a small bakery, Nelsey's Notions, in San Andreas for over 2 years. Nelsey's Notions was Nelsey's pride, joy, and life's work. she poured her heart and soul into the business which showed to all customers and patrons of her bakery.

In addition to owning her own business, Nelsey was a member of San Andreas City Council. She spent much of her free time rollerblading, surfing, and of course, baking. She was also an avid reader. Everyone who knew Nelsey knew how special she was. Nelsey was full of light and joy, traits that were obvious to all after even just a single meeting with Nelsey.

Nelsey is survived by her husband, Michael, her parents, Kelsey and Shawndra, and an abundance of friends. We will miss her more than words can say.

Services are still being planned at this time.

Contributions in memory of Nelsey can be made to San Andreas Humane.

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Short obituary - no events planned

Short obituary - no events planned template

My [father/mother/relation], ((first_name)), passed away on [date] after a brief illness. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was [age].

((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) is survived by [list of surviving relatives]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was predeceased by [list of predeceased relatives]. There are no events planned, as ((subject_pronoun)) did not wish to have services.

You may make a donation to [cause] in ((possessive_pronoun)) 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], ((first_name)) passed away into God’s graces after a brief [illness/description of cause of death]. A warrior throughout life, ((subject_pronoun)) was [age] years old. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) is survived by many loving individuals, including [list of surviving relatives]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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, ((subject_pronoun)) passed away on [date] at the age of [age]. ((first_name)) requested a cremation and that we scatter ((possessive_pronoun)) ashes in one of ((possessive_pronoun)) favorite spots, [location]. We will be holding this event on [date] at [time] and welcome all who would like to show up. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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.

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

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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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Short obituary - celebration of life

Short obituary - celebration of life template

((full_name)), ((age)), of ((death_location)) passed away peacefully on ((date_of_death)), surrounded by ((possessive_pronoun)) family and loved ones. ((first_name)) grew up in [location], a town they loved and never left. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) worked at [career/location] for [number] years and enjoyed [list of hobbies]. ((first_name)) will be dearly missed and always remembered.

((first_name)) was predeceased by [list of family members who have passed away]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) is survived by [list of family members who are still alive]. ((first_name)) requested a celebration of life be held in ((possessive_pronoun)) honor as opposed to traditional funeral services. We request all of ((first_name))’s loved one to join us in celebrating their beautiful life at [location] on [date] at [time].

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Short obituary - celebration of life example

Michelle Lulu Barnett, 38, of Visalia passed away peacefully on June 13th, surrounded by her family and loved ones. Michelle grew up in Visalia, a town they loved and never left. She worked at Joanne's for 12 years and enjoyed sewing, quilting, and scrapbooking. Michelle will be dearly missed and always remembered.

Michelle was predeceased by her father, Edward Barnett. She is survived by her husband, Mark, her daughter, Mya, and her son Kenneth. Michelle requested a celebration of life be held in her honor as opposed to traditional funeral services. We request all of Michelle’s loved one to join us in celebrating their beautiful life at Green Park Lake on June 18th at 11 AM.

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Obituary for a coworker

Obituary for a coworker template

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved colleague, ((full_name)), who passed away on ((date_of_death)).

A valued member of our team, ((first_name)) was always ready with a helping hand and a kind word. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of working with him/her.

((first_name)) was a true professional and an asset to our company and the industry at large. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was always one of the first folks to jump in and help anyone new. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) took time out of their daily schedule to volunteer to train newcomers, join advocacy teams, and figure out ways we could help improve performance and happiness in our team members.

((first_name)) was always putting the needs of others before ((possessive_pronoun)) own and ((subject_pronoun)) will be deeply missed by all who knew him/her. In addition to [accomplishment], ((first_name)) was one of the top salespeople in the company for the past [number] years.

((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was an excellent colleague and friend, and we will miss ((object_pronoun)) dearly. The funeral service will be held at [location] on [date] at [time]. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to [organization's name].

((first_name)), your presence brought joy to all who had the privilege of knowing you. You will be deeply missed. Rest in peace.

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Obituary for a coworker example

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved colleague, Usman Kellonde, who passed away on April 3rd.

A valued member of our team, Usman was always ready with a helping hand and a kind word. He will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of working with him/her.

Usman was a true professional and an asset to our company and the industry at large. He was always one of the first folks to jump in and help anyone new. He took time out of their daily schedule to volunteer to train newcomers, join advocacy teams, and figure out ways we could help improve performance and happiness in our team members.

Usman was always putting the needs of others before his own and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. In addition to consistently being nominated for the board, Usman was one of the top salespeople in the company for the past 20 years.

He was an excellent colleague and friend, and we will miss him dearly. The funeral service will be held at Leary Funeral Services on April 11th at 9 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dress for Success.

Usman, your presence brought joy to all who had the privilege of knowing you. You will be deeply missed. Rest in peace.

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Obituary for a coworker 2

Obituary for a coworker 2 template

With deep sadness, we announce the passing of our colleague and friend, ((full_name)), who passed away on ((date_of_death)).

A valued member of our team, ((first_name)) was always ready with a helping hand and a kind word. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of working with ((object_pronoun)). When ((first_name)) first started at [company name], ((subject_pronoun)) was eager to learn and quickly became one of our most valuable employees.

Throughout the years, ((first_name)) quickly rose through the ranks and became one of our top managers. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was an excellent leader and motivator, always leading by example. Every year, ((first_name)) would receive the “Employee of the Year” award and was a recipient of the “Lifetime Achievement Award.”

((first_name)) was an excellent colleague and friend, and we will miss ((object_pronoun)) dearly. The funeral service will be held at [location] on [date]. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to [organization], a cause ((first_name)) cared deeply about.

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With deep sadness, we announce the passing of our colleague and friend, Noelle Urbina, who passed away on March 25th.

A valued member of our team, Noelle was always ready with a helping hand and a kind word. They will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of working with them. When Noelle first started at [company name], they were eager to learn and quickly became one of our most valuable employees.

Throughout the years, Noelle quickly rose through the ranks and became one of our top managers. They were an excellent leader and motivator, always leading by example. Nearly every year, Noelle would receive the “Employee of the Year” award and was a recipient of the “Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Noelle was an excellent colleague and friend, and we will miss them dearly. The funeral service will be held at Grandview Cemetery on April 3rd at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sticks and Stones, a cause Noelle cared deeply about.

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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 ((death_location)), 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], ((subject_pronoun)) went on to study [college major] at [college name].

After graduation, ((subject_pronoun)) landed ((possessive_pronoun)) first job as a [job title] for [company], kicking off a [career length] career in [field].

In [year they met], ((subject_pronoun)) 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 ((possessive_pronoun)) time [list of favorite activities].

((first_name)) was predeceased by [list of family members who have passed away]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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 ((death_location)), peacefully passed away on ((date_of_death)) surrounded by loved ones, after a difficult battle with [disease].

((first_name)) was born on ((date_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], ((subject_pronoun)) pursued a degree in [college major] at [college name].

After graduation, ((subject_pronoun)) worked in [industry] for over [number of employed years in industry]. ((first_name)) was passionate about [industry] and loved what ((subject_pronoun)) did for a living.

In [year they met], ((subject_pronoun)) 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 ((possessive_pronoun)) love of [hobbies / interests].

((first_name)) was predeceased by [list of family members who have passed away]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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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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 ((death_location)). ((first_name)) passed away on ((date_of_death)), after a hard fought battle with [illness].

((first_name)), born to [parents’ names], took ((possessive_pronoun)) first breath on ((date_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]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) pursued and was awarded a degree in [degree type].

While ((first_name)) never married, ((subject_pronoun)) lived a full and vibrant life with more friends than you could count. ((possessive_pronoun_capitalized)) nephews and nieces meant more to ((object_pronoun)) than words can describe.

When ((first_name)) retired, ((subject_pronoun)) devoted most of ((possessive_pronoun)) time to [hobbies & interests]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was also an active member of [clubs/organizations]. We will miss ((object_pronoun)) 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 ((death_location)). ((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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((full_name)), ((age)), of ((death_location)), passed away on ((date_of_death)) from [cause of death].

((first_name)) was predeceased by [list of family members who have passed away]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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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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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((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]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) also enjoyed [hobby].

((first_name)) requested no services be held.

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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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((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]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) is survived by [list of family members who are still alive]. No services will be held, as [first name] requested; ((subject_pronoun)) is [buried/interred] at [location].

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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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Our family is saddened to annouce the passing of ((full_name)). ((first_name)), a resident of ((death_location)), was born on [date]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) is survived by [list of surviving family members]. ((first_name)) was predeceased by [list of predeceased] family members. A long time worker at [location], ((first_name)) will be greatly missed. Our family respects the wishes of ((first_name)) and will not be holding services. Though ((first_name)) was a private person, ((subject_pronoun)) was an important part of ((possessive_pronoun)) community and ((possessive_pronoun)) loss is deeply felt.

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Our family is saddened to announce the passing of Sheridan Blante this [date]. Sheridan, a resident of Red Oaks, was born on December 15, 1975. She is survived by her sister and brother, Michelle and Ronald, and her mother and father, Emer and Nicholas. Sheridan was predeceased by her grandparents, Daphne and Patrick. A long time worker at Bank of America, Sheridan will be greatly missed. Our family respects the wishes of Sheridan and will not be holding services. Though Sheridan was a private person, she was an important part of her community and her loss is deeply felt.

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((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 ((possessive_pronoun)) 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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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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Our beloved parents, [full name of both parents] passed away after [number] years of marriage in [location]. [Partner 1’s name], [age], passed away on [date] and [Partner 2’s first name], [age], followed ((object_pronoun)) in death only [number of days] later on [date]. They were both struggling with [illness] for some time, but lived full and happy lives.

[Partner 1’s first name] was born on [date] in [location] to [names of parents]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) enjoyed [hobbies]. [Partner 2’s first name] was born on [date] in [location] to [names of parents]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) enjoyed [hobbies]. As a couple, [both first names] were [describe couple’s personalities]. They were always [describe a hobby they frequently enjoyed]. They are survived by [list of surviving family members] and predeceased by [list of predecased family members].

Services will take place on [date] at [time] at [location]. Donations may be made to [organization’s name] in lieu of flowers.

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Our beloved parents, Ryan and Melinda Cage passed away after 40 years of marriage in San Francisco, CA. Ryan, 72, passed away on August 13th and Melinda, 79, followed him in death only 2 weeks later on September 3rd. They were both struggling with COVID-19 and isolation brought on by the pandemic for some time, but lived full and happy lives.

Ryan was born in 1949 in Louisville, KY to Ryan and Gita. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping. Melinda was born in 1942 in Oakland, CA to Finn and Paulina. She enjoyed activisim, volunteering, painting, and photography. As a couple, Ryan and Melinda were generous, loving, kind, and compassionate. They were always outdoors and could be found hiking or traveling on most days in the summer.

They are survived by their children, Henrietta and Lais and predeceased by their parents.

Services will take place on October 3rd at 9:30 at Higher Kind Church. Donations may be made to Higher Kind in lieu of flowers.

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Two incredible people left this earthly place to be amongst the stars this past [week/month/period of time]: [full names of both partners]. Our family is saddened to lose these two souls, but know they are together during the greatest journey there is. If you knew [first names], you’d know they were inseparable from day one.

[First name 1] was born on [date] to parents [parents names] and [first name 2] was born on [date] to parents [parents names]. They had different hobbies as children, with [first name] enjoying [hobbies] and [first name] enjoying [hobbies]. [First name 1] attended school at [location] while [first name 2] attended school at [location]. Both [first names] graduated from University, with [first name 1] attending [name of school] and [first name 2] attending [name of school].

When they met in [year], [first name 1] had been working as a [job title] and [first name 2] had been working at [location]. They fell in love immediately. [First name 1] asked [first name 2] to marry ((object_pronoun)) on [date]. They were married on [date] and went on to have [number] children: [list names of children]. Inseparable even in death, we will be holding services for [both names] at [location] on [date] at [time].

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Two incredible people left this earthly place to be amongst the stars this past month: Greta and Mikael Thornson. Our family is saddened to lose these two souls, but know they are together during the greatest journey there is. If you knew Greta & Mikael, you’d know they were inseparable from day one. Greta was born on October 8th, 1941 to parents Fanny and Moreno and Mikael was born on December 19th, 1934 to parents Richard & Emma.

They had different hobbies as children, with Greta enjoying crafts and the outdoors and Mikael enjoying writing and experimenting with food. Greta attended school at Greerhart Academy while Mikael attended school at Sutton’s. Both Greta and Mikael graduated from University, with Greta attending Sutton’s University and Mikael attending University of Maine.

When they met in 1967, Greta had been working as a publisher’s aide and Mikael had been working at Bremmerson Books. They fell in love immediately. Mikael asked Greta to marry him on January 18th. They were married on August 19th and went on to have two children: Joan and Peggy.

Inseparable even in death, we will be holding services for Mikael & Greta at United Baptist on April 15th at 10:00 AM.

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[First name 1] and [First name 2], married for over [number] years, recently entered God’s kingdom after [number] years on Earth. Both devout children of God, [both names] spent their life spreading the word of the Lord to any and all who would here. They were adamant that God’s love was for all and truly made that their life’s work.

Married in [year], [first name 1] and [first name 2] would go on to raise [number] children: [names of children]. They were attendees of [name of church] for over [number] years and were known well and loved well by their community.

A joint service will be held for [first name 1] and [first name 2] at [location] on [date] at [time]. Please consider making a donation to [church name] in lieu of flowers as it was their home for [number] years.

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Don and Gertrude, married for over 31 years, recently entered God’s kingdom after over 82 years on Earth. Both devout children of God, Don and Gertrude spent their life spreading the word of the Lord to any and all who would here. They were adamant that God’s love was for all and truly made that their life’s work.

Married in 1989, Don and Gertrude would go on to raise five children: Fidel, Mona, Luisa, Carlos, and Donald. They were attendees of Castro Baptist for over 15 years and were known well and loved well by their community.

A joint service will be held for Don and Gertrude at Castro Baptist on April 3rd at 11 AM. Please consider making a donation to Castro Baptist in lieu of flowers as it was their home for many years.

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Two irreplaceable artists passed today: [Full name 1] and [Fully name 2] of [location]. [First name 1] was born in [year] to [parent names]. [First name 2] was born in [year] to [parent names]. Both were extremely talented artists from a very, very young age and both contributed so much to their community and to society with their art -- contributions that will be difficult to replace.

After they met at [location] in [year], they’d go on to wed each other in the year of [year]. This was a tough sell to [first name 1], who envisioned a life of solitude. But, when ((subject_pronoun)) met [first name 2], ((subject_pronoun)) said, “[quote about their partner]”.

We are holding a celebration of life on [date] at [location] at [time] for both [first name 1] and [first name 2] and will be exhibiting some of their favorite pieces in their memory. Please consider a contribution towards [organization] in lieu of flowers.

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Two irreplaceable artists passed today: Cora and Jacob Crawley of Kennebunkport, ME. Cora was born in 1935 to Sera and Gregory Verktenstein. Jacob was born in 1930 to Mona and Jacob Crawley. Both were extremely talented artists from a very, very young age and both contributed so much to their community and to society with their art -- contributions that will be difficult to replace.

After they met at Maine's Art Festival in 1959, they’d go on to wed each other in the year of 1962. This was a tough sell to Cora, who envisioned a life of solitude. But, when she met Jacob, she said, “I knew my life had been changed, forever”.

We are holding a celebration of life on May 13th at Kennebunkport Artist Commune at 11 AM for both Cora and Jacob and will be exhibiting some of their favorite pieces in their memory. Please consider a contribution towards Young Artists Commune in lieu of flowers.

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((first_name)), ((age)), of ((death_location)), passed away on ((date_of_death)) after a [cause of death]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was surrounded by ((possessive_pronoun)) friends and loved ones at the time of ((possessive_pronoun)) passing.

((first_name)) was predeceased by [list of family members predeceased by]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) is survived by [list of surviving family members]. ((first_name)) was an avid outdoors[woman/man] who spent much of ((possessive_pronoun)) time in nature. ((possessive_pronoun_capitalized)) favorite areas included [list of favorite outdoor areas]. ((first_name)) spent much of ((possessive_pronoun)) free time preserving ((possessive_pronoun)) 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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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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((full_name)) was born on [date], in the small town of [town]. ((first_name)), or, "[Nickname]", passed away peacefully, surrounded by ((possessive_pronoun))/her] loved ones on ((date_of_death)) in [location].

((first_name)) spent ((possessive_pronoun)) childhood years living in [location]. During [((possessive_pronoun))/her] high school years, ((first_name)) studied [subject]. When ((subject_pronoun)) graduated from high school, ((subject_pronoun)) enlisted in [branch of military]. During ((possessive_pronoun)) service in [location], ((first_name)) earned [medal/award].

After serving in the military, ((first_name)) decided to pursue a career in [subject]. An avid lover of [subject], ((first_name)) went on to work for many firms in the industry, including [list out organizations]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) held an interest in [subject/hobby] throughout ((possessive_pronoun)) professional career, working on it on the side and becoming active in the community.

In addition to [hobby], ((first_name)) was an impassioned [hobby or subject]ist. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) spent much of ((possessive_pronoun)) time [descriptor]. Throughout ((possessive_pronoun)) travels, ((first_name)) learned [lessons]. Among those, ((subject_pronoun)) chose to spread [positivity/love/kindness/etc.] with ((possessive_pronoun)) community and the world at large.

In memory of ((first_name)), we ask that donations be made to [organization], an organization that was close to ((first_name))'s heart. Services will be held at [time] on [date] at [location], all are welcome to attend.

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Edward Stilton was born on April 10th, 1958, in the small town of Kentfield, MI. Edward, or, "Bud", passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones on March 9th in Okalahoma City.

Edward spent his childhood years living in Oklahoma City. During his high school years, Edward studied Physics. When he graduated from high school, he enlisted in the US Navy. During his service in Vietnam, Edward earned the Medal of Honor.

After serving in the military, Edward decided to pursue a career in Education. An avid lover of Physics, Edward went on to teach Physics and Chemistry at Okalahoma High for over 20 years. He held an interest in gardening throughout his professional career, working on it on the side and becoming active in the community.

In addition to coding, Edward was an impassioned pianist. He spent much of his time practicing the piano and composing original music. Throughout his travels, Edward learned tolerance and appreciation for other cultures, foods, experiences, and people. His travels afforded him the opportunity to learn many life lessons. Among those he learned, he chose to spread kindness with his community and the world at large.

In memory of Edward, we ask that donations be made to Oklahoma HIgh, the school that Edward gave his heart to for over 20 years. Services will be held at 10 AM on March 3rd at Greenview Park, all are welcome to attend.

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((full_name)) left to be with [our] savior on ((date_of_death)) at ((possessive_pronoun)) home in ((death_location)). ((first_name)) was ((age)) years old and was surrounded by ((possessive_pronoun)) loved ones at the time of passing.

To sum up ((first_name))’s life in only a few paragraphs would be an impossible task – but one we’re still willing to try. ((full_name)) was born to [parent’s names] in [location] on the bright and sunny day of ((date_of_birth)). ((possessive_pronoun_capitalized)) favorite hobbies as a child were [list hobbies]. ((first_name)) was known as a [troublemaker/class clown/joker/etc.] throughout ((possessive_pronoun)) academic years, yet was adored by all ((possessive_pronoun)) teachers.

After graduating high school, ((first_name)) went on to attend [college name] for four years, graduating with a degree in [subject] in [year]. After graduation, ((first_name)) decided ((subject_pronoun)) wanted to travel the world. ((first_name)) would go on to visit over [number] countries, including [list countries]. When pressed to pick a favorite destination, ((first_name)) would typically respond with, “[Response]”.

During ((possessive_pronoun)) travels, ((first_name)) met and fell in love with [spouse’s name], who ((subject_pronoun)) later went on to marry in [year]. Once married, [Name and spouse’s name] continued to travel the world together and meet many, many friends and loved ones.

In [year], ((first_name)) moved back to [location] and settled down, going on to have [number] children: [list children’s names]. [Name and spouse’s name] stayed married for the rest of ((first_name))’s life – over [number] years of companionship and love. ((first_name)) is predeceased by [list predeceased family members] and is survived by [list survived family members]. Contributions can be made to [organization] in ((first_name))’s memory. Please bear with us while we coordinate and plan services – stay in touch at ((first_name))’s memorial website.

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Jeanette Alice Caruso left to be with her savior on April 11th at her home in San Luis Obispo. Jeanette was 72 years old and was surrounded by her loved ones at the time of passing.

To sum up Jeanette’s life in only a few paragraphs would be an impossible task – but one we’re still willing to try. Jeanette Alice Caruso was born to Jannie and Matthew Schwartz in Bristol, Maine on the bright and sunny day of January 3rd. Her favorite hobbies as a child were swimming, hiking, and exploring with her father. Jeanette was known as a class clown throughout their academic years, yet was adored by all her teachers.

After graduating high school, Jeanette went on to attend Bryn Mawr for four years, graduating with a degree in Anthropology in 1968. After graduation, Jeanette decided she wanted to travel the world. Jeanette would go on to visit over 13 countries, including her favorites, Italy, Greece, and Thailand. When pressed to pick a favorite destination, Jeanette would typically respond with, “That's one of those impossible questions to answer.”.

During her travels, Jeanette met and fell in love with Hector Caruso, who she later went on to marry in 1976. Once married, Jeanette and Hector continued to travel the world together and meet many, many friends and loved ones.

In 1982, Jeanette moved back to Maine and settled down, going on to have two children: Lorenzo and Bea. Jeanette and Hector stayed married for the rest of Jeanette’s life – over 40 years of companionship and love.

Jeanette is predeceased by her parents, Jannie and Matthew and is survived by her husband, Hector, and her children, Lorenzo and Bea, as well as many loving friends, and other family members. Contributions can be made to Travel Bright in Jeanette’s memory. Please bear with us while we coordinate and plan services – stay in touch at Jeanette’s memorial website.

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((full_name)), ((age)), of ((death_location)) passed away [unexpectedly] on ((date_of_death)) after a [cause of death]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was surrounded by ((possessive_pronoun)) family and loved ones.

((first_name)) was predeceased by ((possessive_pronoun)) [list of family members predeceased]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) is survived by [list of surviving family members]. After ((first_name)) attended [high school], ((subject_pronoun)) went on to study at [name of college], earning a degree in [degree type] in [year]. ((first_name)) was an avid artist and lover of all things [favorite things]. ((possessive_pronoun_capitalized)) 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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((full_name)), [age], of [location] passed away [unexpectedly/suddenly] on [date] after a [cause of death]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was surrounded by ((possessive_pronoun)) family and loved ones. ((possessive_pronoun_capitalized)) artistic talents will be forever longed for in the community.

((first_name)) was an obvious artist from a very young age, with art being ((possessive_pronoun)) favorite subject in school. ((possessive_pronoun_capitalized)) favorite mediums included [medium] and when a bit older changed into [medium type]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) submitted ((possessive_pronoun)) first piece to [location] when ((subject_pronoun)) were only [age]. After graduating high school, [first name] went on to pursue a degree and career in [subject]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was accepted into [university name] and would later graduate with a degree in [subject].

Once graduating, [first name] leapt into the field of [chosen field], with multiple showings in [list of galleries]. ((possessive_pronoun_capitalized)) favorite medium as an adult was [type of medium]. ((first_name)) also found [himself/herself] involved in a number of other hobbies, including [list of hobbies]. With a large family and even larger group of friends, ((possessive_pronoun)) loss is truly and deeply felt.

((first_name)) was predeceased by ((possessive_pronoun)) [list of family members predeceased]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) is survived by [list of surviving family members].

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

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Simon Beale, 32, of Rockland passed away unexpectedly on January 8th after a motor accident. He was surrounded by his family and loved ones. His artistic talents will be forever longed for in the community.

Simon was an obvious artist from a very young age, with art being his favorite subject in school. His favorite mediums included charcoal and when a bit older changed into paint. He submitted his first piece to Danko’s Art Gallery when he was only 17. After graduating high school, Simon went on to pursue a degree and career in Graphic Arts. He was accepted into University of Maine and would later graduate with a degree in Digital Art.

Once graduating, Simon leapt into the field of graphic art, with multiple showings in popular magazines. His favorite medium as an adult was charcoal. Simon also found himself involved in a number of other hobbies, including pottery, writing, and poetry. With a large family and even larger group of friends, his loss is truly and deeply felt.

Simon was predeceased by his older sister, Margarite. She is survived by his parents, Minnie and Chris, his brothers, Christopher and Donald, and his long time partner, Eve.

The family asks that donations be made to ArtFund in memory of Simon Rochester Beale.

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We mournfully announce the passing of ((full_name)), ((age)), of ((death_location)). ((first_name)) passed away on ((date_of_death)), after a hard fought battle with [illness].

((first_name)), born to [parents’ names], on ((date_of_birth)) in [location]. The [last name] family stayed in [location] for [number] years until relocating to [location]. ((first_name)) attended [name of high school] and went on to attend [college name], pursuing a degree in [subject].

((first_name))’s biggest passion in life was music. An avid [instrument name] player, ((subject_pronoun)) spent countless hours perfecting ((possessive_pronoun)) ability. ((first_name)) played in [name of band/company/orchestra], and frequently performed solo at [location]. A career spanning over [number] years, ((subject_pronoun)) had the opportunity to play in such famous places as [list out locations they performed].

When [first name] wasn’t playing the [instrument], ((subject_pronoun)) could be found [list out hobbies]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was a staunch supporter of [subject] and was part of many communities, including [list out communities].

Donations can be made to [organization] in honor of ((first_name)). Services are being planned and we will update the memorial website when we have more information.

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We mournfully announce the passing of Jason Twombley, 59, of Colorado City, CO. Jason passed away on March 8th, after a hard fought battle with pneumonia.

Jason, born to Jayce and Mira, on February 1st, 1962 in Denver. The Twombley family stayed in Denver for 15 years until relocating to Colorado City. Jason attended Denver High and went on to attend Boulder University, pursuing a degree in Music Engineering.

Jason’s biggest passion in life was music. An avid guitarist, he spent countless hours perfecting his ability. Jason played in Two Shots, his own band, and frequently performed solo at House of Blues. A career spanning over 25 years, he had the opportunity to play in such famous places as The Spot, Kenchie's, House of Blues, and Boulder Stadium.

When Jason wasn’t playing the guitar, he could be found rock climbing, singing, painting, and gardening. He was a staunch supporter of art and art history and was part of many communities, including Art Society of Boulder, Colorado City Guitarists Union, Musical Union of Colorado, and Artist Sanctum.

Donations can be made to Artist Sanctum in honor of Jason. Services are being planned and we will update the memorial website when we have more information.

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Obituary for a musician #2

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((full_name)), ((age)), of ((death_location)) passed away suddenly on the [morning/night] of ((date_of_death)). ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was a bright star in this often difficult world and will be missed by so many friends and family members. We are completely unprepared for this unexpected loss and miss ((object_pronoun)) greatly.

((first_name)) was born to parents, [parents’ names] in [location] on ((date_of_birth)). ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) is survived by [list out family members]. A funeral will be held on [date] at [location] at [time], all are welcome to attend.

((first_name)) was a dynamic and talented musician with an unmatched passion for ((possessive_pronoun)) career and hobby. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) spent much of ((possessive_pronoun)) bright life traveling the world and learning from the best musicians out there. After graduating from [college name] with a degree in [subject], ((subject_pronoun)) dedicated ((possessive_pronoun)) life to the improvement of ((possessive_pronoun)) craft: [instrument].

((first_name)) entertained thousands at countless venues, including [list out venues]. While [instrument] was ((possessive_pronoun)) first and true love, ((first_name)) enjoyed many other instruments, including [list out instruments].

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to [organization], ((first_name))’s band, in honor of ((possessive_pronoun)) memory as they plan on doing a final memorial tour. We know you’re up there smiling down on all of us, [first name].

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Mary Efferton, 56, of Tacoma, WA passed away suddenly on the morning of January 8th. She was a bright star in this often difficult world and will be missed by so many friends and family members. We are completely unprepared for this unexpected loss and miss her greatly.

Mary was born to parents, Edith and James Efferton in Yorkshire on May 8th. She is survived by her sister, Margaret, and her brother, Antony. A funeral will be held on January 15th at Springview Memorial at 9:30 AM, all are welcome to attend.

Mary was a dynamic and talented musician with an unmatched passion for his career and hobby. She spent much of her bright life traveling the world and learning from the best musicians out there. After graduating from St. Mary's with a degree in Fine Arts, she dedicated her life to the improvement of her craft: violin.

Mary entertained thousands at countless venues, including The Orpheum and Fara Gessa's Theatre. While violin was her first and true love, Mary enjoyed many other instruments, including cello, bass, and the clarinet.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Brights, Mary’s band, in honor of her memory as they plan on doing a final memorial tour. We know you’re up there smiling down on all of us, Mary.

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Obituary for a musician #3

Obituary for a musician #3 template

((full_name)), age ((age)), of ((death_location)) passed away on ((date_of_death)). ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) is survived by [list of surviving relatives]. Preceding ((object_pronoun)) in death was [list preceding family members].

((first_name)) grew up in [location], where ((subject_pronoun)) attended [school name]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) enjoyed [hobbies] when younger and eventually discovered ((possessive_pronoun)) passion for [musical instrument or music-related hobby]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) loved to [describe another hobby or passion]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) never knew a stranger or enemy and always focused on creating a connection with anyone ((subject_pronoun)) came into contact with. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was just one of those types of people.

While ((first_name)) would hate the word “famous” and swore that ((subject_pronoun)) was practically unknown, ((subject_pronoun)) was loved by thousands of fans. As a member of [band name] and a frequent guest on [show], ((first_name)) was able to share ((possessive_pronoun)) talent and musical prowess with the world. ((first_name)) had a passion for music, both in playing it and in writing it.

Services will be held at [location] on [date] at [time]; please send your favorite song that you feel represents ((first_name)) to us beforehand so we can include it in a slideshow. Donations can be made towards [organization name] in lieu of flowers.

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Nicholai Levon Quayle, age 38, of Bronx, NY passed away on April 13th. He is survived by his parents, Nicholas and Marta, and his sisters, Breonna and Caitlyn.

Nicholai grew up in New York, where he attended New York School of Music. He enjoyed soccer, theater, and film when younger and eventually discovered his passion for piano. He loved to compose, edit, and come up with alternative soundtracks for his favorite films. He never knew a stranger or enemy and always focused on creating a connection with anyone he came into contact with. He was just one of those types of people.

While Nicholai would hate the word “famous” and swore that he was practically unknown, he was loved by thousands of fans. As a member of New York Social and a frequent guest on K109.9, Nicholai was able to share his talent and musical prowess with the world. Nicholai had a passion for music, both in playing it and in writing it.

Services will be held at All Saints on April 18th at 9:30 AM; please send your favorite song that you feel represents Nicholai to us beforehand so we can include it in a slideshow. Donations can be made towards Nicholai's homechurch, All Saints in lieu of flowers.

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Obituary for a musician #4

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of ((full_name)). This is a completely unexpected loss and our family is devastated by this passing.

((full_name)), born on the bright and sunny morning of [date] to [parents’ names] in [location] was a bright spark from the very beginning. A stranger to no one (and no instrument), ((first_name)) discovered ((possessive_pronoun)) passion for [instrument] at a very young age. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) excelled at lessons, was first chair in high school [band/orchestra] and went on to study music at [college name]. After graduating top of ((possessive_pronoun)) class, ((subject_pronoun)) went on to play in [orchestra/group/company/band] name.

((first_name)) also dabbled in other pursuits, including composing, writing, and scoring. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) would frequently surprise friends and family with an impromptu “Jam Session”, which ((subject_pronoun)) became famous in the neighborhood for hosting. Anyone who knew [first name] knew the type of soul they had and knows how difficult this loss is for our family. In lieu of a traditional funeral service, our family is hosting a celebration of life party at our home on [date]. Please arrive ready to party and remember our dearest ((first_name)) on [date] at [time] at [location]. No donations or flowers are requested at this time, only that you take the time to remember the beautiful soul that was [first name].

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Leilani Kahale. This is a completely unexpected loss and our family is devastated by this passing.

Leilani Kahale, born on the bright and sunny morning of January 3rd, 1997 to Haoa and Michelle in Kaneohe and was a bright spark from the very beginning. A stranger to no one (and no instrument), Leilani discovered her passion for violin at a very young age. She excelled at lessons, was first chair in high school orchestra and went on to study music at University Of Hawaii. After graduating top of her class, she went on to play in Hawaii First Chairs, playing numerous performances.

Leilani also dabbled in other pursuits, including composing, writing, and scoring. She would frequently surprise friends and family with an impromptu “Jam Session”, which she became famous in the neighborhood for hosting. Anyone who knew Leilani knew the type of soul they had and knows how difficult this loss is for our family.

In lieu of a traditional funeral service, our family is hosting a celebration of life party at our home on May 3rd. Please arrive ready to party and remember our dearest Leilani on May 3rd at 10:00 AM. No donations or flowers are requested at this time, only that you take the time to remember the beautiful soul that was Leilani.

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Obituary for a physical therapist

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Our beloved ((full_name)) passed away suddenly on [date] at the age of [age]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was born in [location] to [parent's names] on [date] and was raised in [location]. A graduate of [name of high school] in [year], ((first_name)) was passionate about [subject] and [hobby]. After attending [high school], ((first_name)) pursued a degree in [subject] at [university name]. During ((possessive_pronoun)) time at [university name], ((subject_pronoun)) was [list positions or important roles while at college]. ((first_name)) graduated in [year] with a degree in [subject] and a minor in [subject].

((first_name)) was an impassioned [career name], working on [describe what they did in their career]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) spearheaded many projects, including [list out projects]. In addition to ((possessive_pronoun)) accomplished career, ((first_name)) was an avid lover of [subject/hobby]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) is survived by [list surviving family members], many loving coworkers and an abundance of friends. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) is preceded in death by [list family members].

Services will be held on [date and time] at [location]. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to [list cause] in honor of ((first_name)).

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Our beloved Larry Maelgestrom passed away suddenly on December 18th at the age of 72. He was born in Los Angeles, CA to Herold and Marjorie on March 3rd and was raised in the Hollywood Hills. A graduate of Carmine High in 1967, Larry was passionate about baseball and soccer. After attending Carmine High, Larry pursued a degree in Sports Medicine at UCLA. During his time at UCLA, he was head of Phi Beta Kappa, short stop for UCLA's baseball team and was repeatedly scouted by talent agents (though he never pursued any of the offers). Larry graduated in 1971 with a degree in Sports Medicine and a minor in Economics.

Larry was an impassioned Physical Therapist and Coach, working with many different teams throughout his lifetime. He spearheaded many projects, including starting a local nonprofit (GOAP) for children in sports, attending many conferences, volunteering as a coach for Carmine High, and creating a community organization for those interested in starting their own Physical Therapy business. In addition to his accomplished career, Larry was an avid lover of swimming and cooking. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl and his three sons, Mark, Jerry, and Louie, many loving coworkers and an abundance of friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edna and Martin.

Services will be held on December 20th at Blue Ridge Hills. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to your local youth sports organization in honor of Larry.

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((first_name)), ((age)), of ((death_location)), passed away on ((date_of_death)) after a [cause of death]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was surrounded by ((possessive_pronoun)) friends and loved ones at the time of ((possessive_pronoun)) passing.

((first_name)) was predeceased by [list of family members predeceased by]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) is survived by [list of surviving family members]. ((first_name)) was always passionate about [type of activism] and activism in general. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was a part of [list of activist organizations]. As an active member of ((possessive_pronoun)) community, ((first_name)) fervently fought for the rights of [name of activism] in ((possessive_pronoun)) local. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) dedicated much of ((possessive_pronoun)) 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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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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Obituary for a social activist

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((full_name)) passed away on [date] in [location] at the age of [age]. ((possessive_pronoun_capitalized)) loved [list interests/favorite things].

((first_name)) was born on [date] to [names of parents] who were younger parents and overwhelmed but excited about ((possessive_pronoun)) arrival. ((first_name))’s childhood was one marked by [list out important childhood traits]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was known as “[description]”. ((first_name))’s mother, ((first_name)), worked as a [occupation] and ((possessive_pronoun)) father, ((first_name)), worked as a [occupation]. This inspired [first name] to eventually pursue a career in [field].

After graduating from [name of school] in [year] with a degree in [degree name], ((first_name)) went on to work as a [occupation] for [corporation] for over [number] years. While working as a [occupation], ((subject_pronoun)) pursued ((possessive_pronoun)) passion, [hobby/passion] privately, becoming quite skilled.

((first_name)) adored all things [list out hobby or passion] and could frequently be found [describe something they did frequently]. While ((subject_pronoun)) never married, ((first_name))’s work took up much of ((possessive_pronoun)) free time, something ((subject_pronoun)) was immensely proud of. When not working for [company name], ((first_name)) would spend time volunteering for a handful of organizations, including [list out organizations].

((first_name)) truly believed in community, service to that community, and connecting to others through time well spent. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) believed our world could be improved if everyone simply dedicated a little bit of their time towards the common good. In lieu of flowers, we are requesting donations be made to any of the organizations [first name] volunteered for: [list organizations]. No memorial service has been planned at this time.

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Isam Umar Nahas passed away on January 3rd in Phoenix, AZ at the age of 28. He loved cooking, warm sunny days, BBQ, and football.

Isam was born on May 18th to Isam and Kara who were younger parents and overwhelmed but excited about his arrival. Isam’s childhood was one marked by sports, love, mischief, and exploration. He was known as “a quiet ball of chaos”. Isam’s mother, Kara, worked as a nurse and his father, Isam, worked as a professor in sociology. This inspired Isam to eventually pursue a career in sociology

After graduating from University of Arizona in 2017 with a degree in Sociology & Political Science, Isam went on to work as a political strategist for the DNC for over 4 years. While working as a political strategist, he pursued his passion, guitar privately, becoming quite skilled.

Isam adored all things political, socially active, and community engagement and could frequently be found volunteering in the community. While he never married, his work took up much of his free time, something he was immensely proud of. When not working for the DNC, Isam would spend time volunteering for a handful of organizations, including Arizona Humane, AKH, and Arizona Road Team.

Isam truly believed in community, service to that community, and connecting to others through time well spent. He believed our world could be improved if everyone simply dedicated a little bit of their time towards the common good.

In lieu of flowers, we are requesting donations be made to any of the organizations Isam volunteered for: AKH, Arizona Humane, or Road Team. No memorial service has been planned at this time.

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Obituary for a volunteer

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((full_name)) passed away on ((date_of_death)) in ((death_location)) at the age of ((age)). ((possessive_pronoun_capitalized)) loved [list interests/favorite things].

((first_name)) was born on ((date_of_birth)) to [names of parents] who were younger parents and overwhelmed but excited about ((possessive_pronoun)) arrival. ((first_name))’s childhood was one marked by [list out important childhood traits]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was known as “[description]”. ((first_name))’s mother, ((first_name)), worked as a [occupation] and ((possessive_pronoun)) father, ((first_name)), worked as a [occupation]. This inspired ((first_name)) to eventually pursue a career in [field].

After graduating from [name of school] in [year] with a degree in [degree name], ((first_name)) went on to work as a [occupation] for [corporation] for over [number] years. While working as a [occupation], ((subject_pronoun)) pursued ((possessive_pronoun)) passion, [hobby/passion] privately, becoming quite skilled.

((first_name)) adored all things [list out hobby or passion] and could frequently be found [describe something they did frequently]. While ((subject_pronoun)) never married, ((subject_pronoun))’s work took up much of ((possessive_pronoun)) free time, something ((subject_pronoun)) was immensely proud of. When not working for [company name], ((first_name)) would spend time volunteering for a handful of organizations, including [list out organizations].

((first_name)) truly believed in community, service to that community, and connecting to others through time well spent. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) believed our world could be improved if everyone simply dedicated a little bit of their time towards the common good.

In lieu of flowers, we are requesting donations be made to any of the organizations ((first_name)) volunteered for: [list organizations]. No memorial service has been planned at this time.

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Nicholas Pierre Vanguard passed away on January 8th in Akron, OH at the age of 83. His loved warm cookies, a good record, cowboy movies, and a good cigar.

Nicholas was born on February 18th to Janet and Nicholas Vanguard who were younger parents and overwhelmed but excited about his arrival. Nicholas’s childhood was one marked by ambition, craziness, dirt, and exploration. He was known as “a handful”. Nicholas’s mother, Janet, worked as a seamstress and his father, Nicholas, worked as an equine coach. This inspired Nicholas to eventually pursue a career in horseback riding & training.

After graduating from University of Ohio with a degree in Business, Nicholas went on to work as a private coach for his father for over 20 years. While working as an equine coach, he pursued his passion, woodworking, privately, becoming quite skilled.

Nicholas adored all things crafty and could frequently be found turning wood in his workshop. While he never married, he’s work took up much of his free time, something he was immensely proud of. When not working for his father, Nicholas would spend time volunteering for a handful of organizations, including Ohio Humane Society, Equine Colorado, and Bartlett's Sanctuary.

Nicholas truly believed in community, service to that community, and connecting to others through time well spent. He believed our world could be improved if everyone simply dedicated a little bit of their time towards the common good.

In lieu of flowers, we are requesting donations be made to any of the organizations Nicholas volunteered for. No memorial service has been planned at this time.

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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.

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[Rank] ((first_name)), ((age)) passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family at ((possessive_pronoun)) ((death_location)) home on [date]. ((first_name)) was a decorated veteran who served in the [war] and spent another [number] years in [the reserves/active duty].

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

After serving in [battle/location/war], ((first_name)) spent time abroad in [location]. During his time in [location], ((subject_pronoun)) met and fell for ((first_name)), who ((subject_pronoun)) soon married in [year]. ((first_name)) and ((first_name)) chose to settle in the town of [location].

After moving to [location], ((first_name)) started working at [employer]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) worked at [employer] for [number] years.

When ((subject_pronoun)) wasn’t working, ((first_name)) had a passion for [hobby] and [hobby]. 

((first_name)) was predeceased by [list of family member who have passed away]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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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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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((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 ((possessive_pronoun)) [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 ((possessive_pronoun)) entire life, ((subject_pronoun)) held an unwavering faith in God, which ((subject_pronoun)) shared with those who surrounded ((object_pronoun)).

((first_name)) joins [list of family members who have already passed] in Heaven. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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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Christian obituary 2

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Our beloved [mother/father/sister/brother] ((full_name)) entered into God’s Kingdom on ((date_of_death)) after a short battle with [cause of death].

((first_name)) was born to [parents’ names] on ((date_of_birth)) in [place of birth]. When ((first_name)) was younger, ((possessive_pronoun)) favorite activities were [list of activities]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) attended [school name] and graduated with a degree in [subject]. After graduating, ((subject_pronoun)) moved to [location] and pursued a career in [subject].

In [year], ((first_name)) met [spouse’s first name], a match truly made in heaven. ((first_name)) & [spouse’s first name] went on to have [number] children, [list names]. ((first_name)) was a loyal servant to God, first and foremost. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) loved the church and loved sharing the love and warmth of our savior, Jesus Christ, with as many people as possible. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was a part of [community organization] and an avid member of [religious organization].

((first_name)) joins [list of family members who have already passed] in Heaven. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) is survived by many loving family members, including [list family members].

[Psalm or favorite verse]

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Our beloved mother Mimi Hollis entered into God’s Kingdom on October 1st after a short battle with breast cancer.

Mimi was born to Geraldine and Duncan Hollis on March 17th, 1945 in Tulsa, OK. When Mimi was younger, her favorite activities were singing, choir, band, and theater. She attended St. Mary’s and graduated with a degree in Theology. After graduating, she moved to Columbus and pursued a career in Sales.

In 1968, Mimi met Eddison, a match truly made in heaven. Mimi & Eddison went on to have 4 children, Harrison, Abigail, Ana, and Raphael. Mimi was a loyal servant to God, first and foremost. She loved the church and loved sharing the love and warmth of our savior, Jesus Christ, with as many people as possible. She was a part of Loaves & Fishes and an avid member of Assemblies of God.

Mimi joins her sister, Henley, and her parents, Geraldine and Duncan in Heaven. She is survived by many loving family members, including her husband, Eddison and her children.

Psalm 138
I give you thanks, O LORD! All the kings of the earth will praise you. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life.

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Christian obituary 3

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Loving mother, ((full_name)), passed away on March 3rd after a short battle with pneumonia. ((first_name)) was ((age)) and was surrounded by many loving family members when ((subject_pronoun)) passed.

((first_name)), born to [parents’ names] on ((date_of_birth)) in [place of birth]. A member of the church from a very young age, ((first_name)) participated in [religious organization] at [church name] alongside ((possessive_pronoun)) family members. After moving to [location], [first name] attended [name of school]. While in school, ((first_name)) realized ((possessive_pronoun)) passion for [passion/hobby/calling]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) attended [group name / organization name] and developed ((possessive_pronoun)) skills as a [hobbyist title].

After graduation, ((first_name)) went on to be a [career choice / hobby choice].

((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was passionate about sharing the love of our Lord with others and was an integral part of of our church, [church name]. A loyal servant to God, ((first_name)) spent many of ((possessive_pronoun)) hours dedicating ((possessive_pronoun)) life to [calling]. Now that ((first_name)) has passed into the arms of our Lord, we should remind ourselves that while this is the end of ((first_name))’s physical life on Earth, it’s the beginning of an eternal and beautiful journey for ((object_pronoun)).

((first_name)) joins [list of family members who have already passed] in Heaven. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) is survived by many loving family members, including [list family members].

[Psalm or favorite verse]

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Loving mother, Henrietta Steiner, passed away on March 3rd after a short battle with pneumonia. Henrietta was 85 and was surrounded by many loving family members when she passed.

Henrietta, born to Erica and Andrew Kempfeld on November 18th, 1936 in Summons, North Dakota. A member of the church from a very young age, Henrietta participated in church choir at Alabast Community Church alongside her family members. After moving to South Dakota, Henrietta attended Key Pointe High. While in school, Henrietta realized her passion for scripture. She attended prayer group regularly and developed her skills as a group leader.

After graduation, Henrietta went on to be a church secretary. She was passionate about sharing the love of our Lord with others and was an integral part of of our church, Rimrock Church. A loyal servant to God, Henrietta spent many of her hours dedicating her life to the Lord.

Now that Henrietta has passed into the arms of our Lord, we should remind ourselves that while this is the end of Henrietta’s physical life on Earth, it’s the beginning of an eternal and beautiful journey for her. Henrietta joins her parents in Heaven. She is survived by many loving family members, including her sister, Barbara, and her many cousins, uncles, and aunts.

“He was pierced because of our rebellions and crushed because of our crimes. He bore the punishment that made us whole; by his wounds we are healed.” - Isaiah 53:5

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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 ((death_location)), 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], ((subject_pronoun)) went on to study [college major] at [college name].

After graduation, ((subject_pronoun)) landed ((possessive_pronoun)) first job as a [job title] for [company], kicking off a [career length] career in [field].

In [year they met], ((subject_pronoun)) 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 ((possessive_pronoun)) time [list of favorite activities].

((first_name)) was predeceased by [list of family members who have passed away]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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 ((death_location)), 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], ((subject_pronoun)) went on to study [college major] at [college name].

After graduation, ((subject_pronoun)) landed ((possessive_pronoun)) first job as a [job title] for [company] for [years].

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

When ((first_name)) had [first child], ((subject_pronoun)) decided to dedicate ((possessive_pronoun)) life to being a fantastic and wonderful mother. ((first_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], ((subject_pronoun)) made it ((object_pronoun)) mission to improve the lives of others.

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

((first_name)) was predeceased by [list of family members who have passed away]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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

Mother obituary 2 template

((full_name)), ((age)), of [sunny/cloudy/rainy/windy/bright] ((death_location)), 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], ((subject_pronoun)) 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 ((object_pronoun)) 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 ((subject_pronoun)) instilled in all those around ((possessive_pronoun)). The hole left by ((possessive_pronoun)) absence is impossible to fill.

((first_name)) was predeceased by [list of family members who have passed away]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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 ((death_location)) 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]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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

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We regretfully announce the passing of ((full_name)) of ((death_location)) 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 ((possessive_pronoun)) 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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Mother obituary 6

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((full_name)), ((age)), of [sunny/cloudy/rainy/windy/bright] [place of residence], passed away on ((date_of_death)), after a short battle with [cause of death].

((first_name)), born on ((date_of_birth)) to two [loving/adoring/doting] [parents] in [city of birth], was a bundle of joy from the very beginning. ((first_name)) enjoyed pastimes such as [list hobbies] in ((possessive_pronoun)) early age and as ((subject_pronoun)) grew into ((possessive_pronoun)) teenage years, ((possessive_pronoun)) focus shifted to [list of hobbies]. After graduating from high school in [year], [first name] went on to pursue a degree in [subject] at [university name] in [location].

((first_name)) graduated from [university name] in [year] with a degree in [subject]. It was at this time that ((subject_pronoun)) moved to [location] and met [spouse name]. The two fell in love and were a match made in heaven, going on to have [number] children: [list children’s names]. Being a mother was one of the most important parts of [first name]’s life, a role that gave ((possessive_pronoun)) much pride and joy. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was an excellent mom, supportive, kind, hilarious, and witty and we will all miss ((possessive_pronoun)) dearly.

((first_name)) was predeceased by [list of family members who have passed away]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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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Quinn Thompson, 48, of sunny Minneapolis, passed away on March 25th, after a short battle with breast cancer.

Quinn, born on January 1st, 1973 to two doting parents, Abby and Sullivan in Springfield, was a bundle of joy from the very beginning. Quinn enjoyed pastimes such as art, painting, and swimming in her early age and as she grew into her teenage years, her focus shifted to photography and track. After graduating from high school in 1990, Quinn went on to pursue a degree in Business Administration at University of Chicago in Chicago.

Quinn graduated from University of Chicago in 1994 with a degree in Business. It was at this time that she moved to Minneapolis and met Kay. The two fell in love and were a match made in heaven, going on to have three children: Emily, Emma, and Emory. Being a mother was one of the most important parts of Quinn’s life, a role that gave her much pride and joy. She was an excellent mom, supportive, kind, hilarious, and witty and we will all miss her dearly.

Quinn was predeceased by her grandmother, Star. She is survived by her wife, Kay, her three children, her loving brother, Kyle, and her parents, Abby and Sullivan Thompson.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation towards The Rock Tree - a favorite organization of Quinn's.

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Mother obituary 7

Mother obituary 7 template

In loving memory of our mother, ((full_name)), who passed away on ((date_of_death)). ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was the devoted wife of [husband's name] and loving mother of [children's names]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) will be deeply missed by all who knew ((possessive_pronoun)).

Our mother was a kind, caring and giving person who always put the needs of ((possessive_pronoun)) family before ((possessive_pronoun)) own. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was a strong woman who faced every challenge in ((possessive_pronoun)) life with courage and dignity. Our mother was a source of inspiration to us all and ((subject_pronoun)) will be deeply missed by everyone whose lives ((subject_pronoun)) touched.

Growing up, ((first_name)) was always there for us, whether we needed help with our homework or just a shoulder to cry on. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was a woman of strong faith and ((subject_pronoun)) instilled in us the importance of family, hard work and doing what is right. Our mother was a true role model who we will always look up to.

The funeral service will be held at [location] on [date]. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to [organization].

Mother, you will always be in our hearts and we will never forget you. We love you so much. Rest in peace.

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In loving memory of our mother, Miranda Wright, who passed away on March 3rd, 2022. She was the devoted wife of Alana Wright and loving mother of Patricia and Ezra. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Our mother was a kind, caring and giving person who always put the needs of her family before her own. She was a strong woman who faced every challenge in her life with courage and dignity. Our mother was a source of inspiration to us all and she will be deeply missed by everyone whose lives she touched.

Growing up, miranda was always there for us, whether we needed help with our homework or just a shoulder to cry on. She was a woman of strong faith and she instilled in us the importance of family, hard work and doing what is right. Our mother was a true role model who we will always look up to.

The funeral service will be held at H&T Funeral Services on March 8th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Albany Tree Foundation.

Mother, you will always be in our hearts and we will never forget you. We love you so much. Rest in peace.

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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 ((death_location)), 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], ((subject_pronoun)) went on to study [college major] at [college name].

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

((first_name)) was a force of nature, determined to provide for ((possessive_pronoun)) family and give them the life ((subject_pronoun)) felt they deserved. ((possessive_pronoun_capitalized)) family meant more to ((possessive_pronoun)) than anything else in the world, something ((subject_pronoun)) often mentioned. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was unendingly proud of [child name], [child name], and [spouse name] and always tried ((possessive_pronoun)) best to support them.

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

Anyone who knew ((first_name)) knew that ((subject_pronoun)) 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]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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 ((death_location)), 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 on ((date_of_birth)) to ((possessive_pronoun)) parents, [names of parents]. Growing up, [first name] had an incredibly [descriptor] childhood. This would go on to shape ((possessive_pronoun)) life as an adult and would inspire ((object_pronoun)) 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 ((object_pronoun)) to remember the beauty ((subject_pronoun)) 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 ((possessive_pronoun)) absence.

((first_name)) was born in [year] and was put up for adoption, going on to be adopted by ((possessive_pronoun)) adoptive parents, [names of parents] in [year]. ((first_name)) would go on to say that ((possessive_pronoun)) parents defined ((object_pronoun)) as a person and the success of ((possessive_pronoun)) life.

After turning [age], ((first_name)) decided to foster ((possessive_pronoun)) first child. Throughout ((possessive_pronoun)) life, ((first_name)) would foster and care for countless children, all of whom left ((possessive_pronoun)) 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 ((possessive_pronoun)) own, ((subject_pronoun)) changed the lives of many, as a father.

((first_name)) was predeceased by [list of predeceased family members]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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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Father obituary 5

Father obituary 5 template

In loving memory of our father, ((full_name)), who passed away on ((date_of_death)). He was the devoted husband of [spouse's name] and loving father of [names of children] . He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

One of the kindest souls on this planet, our father was a gentle, giving man who worked tirelessly to ensure that his family had everything they needed. He faced every challenge in life with admirable strength and courage.

Early in life, our father learned the importance of hard work and he instilled that same work ethic in us. He was always there for us, whether we needed help with our homework or just a shoulder to cry on. He was a man of strong faith and he taught us the importance of family, hard work and doing what is right.

Our father was a true role model who we will always look up to. The funeral service will be held at [location] on [date] at [time]. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to [organization's name].

Father, you are now at peace but you will live on forever in our hearts. We love you so much. Rest in peace.

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In loving memory of our father, Geraldo Rivera, who passed away on May 3rd, 2019. He was the devoted husband of Amy and loving father of Juan, Julian, and Julie. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

One of the kindest souls on this planet, our father was a gentle, giving man who worked tirelessly to ensure that his family had everything they needed. He faced every challenge in life with admirable strength and courage.

Early in life, our father learned the importance of hard work and he instilled that same work ethic in us. He was always there for us, whether we needed help with our homework or just a shoulder to cry on. He was a man of strong faith and he taught us the importance of family, hard work and doing what is right.

Our father was a true role model who we will always look up to. The funeral service will be held at Green Valley Country Club on May 18th at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ASPCA.

Father, you are now at peace but you will live on forever in our hearts. We love you so much. Rest in peace.

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Obituary for a grandmother

Obituary for a grandmother template

((full_name)) gained ((possessive_pronoun)) angel wings on [date] at ((possessive_pronoun)) home in [location]. ((first_name)) was [age] years old.

((first_name))'s life would seem too short to many, but those of us who were Blessed to be touched by ((possessive_pronoun)) understand that ((possessive_pronoun)) existence and the imprint ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) left on our hearts exceed the quantity of time that ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) stayed here. ((first_name)) was talented and adventurous in many aspects of ((possessive_pronoun)) life. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was a master of [hobby/passion], an avid [hobby/description] and an amazing [description]. When ((first_name)) wasn't working or [other past time], ((subject_pronoun)) could be found in [location], practicing [hobby]. Not a day went by where ((first_name)) didn't talk about how much ((possessive_pronoun)) children and family meant to ((possessive_pronoun)) -- ((possessive_pronoun)) family was arguably ((possessive_pronoun)) most important achievement in life.

((first_name)) is survived by ((possessive_pronoun)) loving [husband/fiance/boyfriend/girlfriend], ((possessive_pronoun)) parents, [names], ((possessive_pronoun)) children, [names], and countless friends. ((first_name)) was predeceased by [list out predeceased family members].

Services are still being organized, but will be held at [location] in the month of [month]. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to [cause], an organization ((first_name)) cared for.

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Rachel Marie Galvin gained her angel wings on March 17th at her home in Milwaukee, WI. Rachel was 68 years old.

Rachel's life would seem too short to many, but those of us who were Blessed to be touched by her understand that her existence and the imprint She left on our hearts exceed the quantity of time that She stayed here.

Rachel was talented and adventurous in many aspects of her life. She was a master of sewing, quilting, and needlepoint, an avid scrapbooker and an amazing grandmother. When Rachel wasn't working or spending time on her projects, she could be found in her sunroom, reading. Not a day went by where Rachel didn't talk about how much her children and family meant to her -- her family was arguably her most important achievement in life.

Rachel is survived by her loving wife, her parents, Joy and Larry, her children, Cheryl and Jeff, and countless friends. Rachel was predeceased by her grandparents, Jan and Marvin.

Services are still being organized, but will be held at Sunnyview Community Center in the month of June. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to Sew for Kids, an organization Rachel cared for.

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Self written obituary - Traveler

Self written obituary - Traveler template

Instead of having someone else write my obituary for me, I’ve decided to write my own. I hope you enjoy reading this short piece about my life.

I was born in [year] to my parents, [names of parents]. We lived in [location] and I was a [wonderful/terrible/okay/quiet/shy/loud/quirky] child from the very beginning. I enjoyed [hobbies] and attended school at [school name]. When I was [age], I moved to [location] and pursued a degree in [subject] at [university name]. I graduated with a degree in [subject] in [year]. I was [age]. After this, I lived in many different, wonderful places, including: [locations lived].

Now that I’m [age] and have settled in [location], I feel that I’ve had a long and fulfilling life. My most favorite hobbies are [hobbies]. My favorite flavor of ice cream is [flavor] and my favorite place in the world is [location]. I love my family more than anything in the world and I love all of my friends dearly. Before I go, I want to share my favorite quote with you. It reads, “[quote]”, by [author name].

I’ve asked my family to only hold a celebration of life in my honor, I don’t want a traditional funeral service. Once I’ve passed, they’ll share the details with you. Thank you for reading a bit about my life. Take care.

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Instead of having someone else write my obituary for me, I’ve decided to write my own. I hope you enjoy reading this short piece about my life.

I was born in 1982 to my parents, Isabelle & Liam. We lived in Portland and I was a quirky child from the very beginning. I enjoyed painting and acting and attended school at Portland High. When I was 20, I moved to Seattle and pursued a degree in City Planning at Seattle University. I graduated with a degree in Urban Engineering in 2006. I was 24. After this, I lived in many different, wonderful places, including: Maine, Colorado, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New York.

Now that I’m 39 and have settled in Vermont, I feel that I’ve had a long and fulfilling life. My most favorite hobbies are drawing and reading. My favorite flavor of ice cream is raspberry sorbet and my favorite place in the world is Greece. I love my family more than anything in the world and I love all of my friends dearly. Before I go, I want to share my favorite quote with you. It reads, “Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans.”, by John Lennon.

I’ve asked my family to only hold a celebration of life in my honor, I don’t want a traditional funeral service. Once I’ve passed, they’ll share the details with you. Thank you for reading a bit about my life. Take care.

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Self written obituary #2

Self written obituary #2 template

I wanted to sit here and write my own obituary instead of having someone else write it for me. If you’re reading this, I’m already gone, but please do not mourn my passing as it was my time.

My name is [full name]. I was born on [date] to [parent’s names] in [location]. I went to [name of school] and my favorite subjects included [subject] and [subject]. After I finished high school, I decided to pursue a career in [career choice]. I absolutely loved it and would go on to work in the field for over [number of years] years. Some of my passions in life included [passions]. I was a prominent member of [organization name] and volunteered at [organization name].

My small, but beautiful family includes: [list family members]. I will miss all of you so, so much and cannot thank you enough for the wonderful life you have provided me. If I’ve learned anything in this life, it’s [life lesson].

That’s all I’d like to say for now. Thank you for reading about me and my life. Goodbye for now.

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I wanted to sit here and write my own obituary instead of having someone else write it for me. If you’re reading this, I’m already gone, but please do not mourn my passing as it was my time.

My name is Liam Miles Presley Jr. I was born on June 3rd, 1956 to Liam and Kate Presley in Mankato, MN. I went to Mankato High and my favorite subjects included biology and theater. After I finished high school, I decided to pursue a career in radio. I absolutely loved it and would go on to work in the field for over 30 years. Some of my passions in life included radio, public broadcast, gardening, and herpetology. I was a prominent member of Minnesota Broadcast Corporation, Radio Jockeys International and volunteered at Habitat for Humanity.

My small, but beautiful family includes: my wife, Sanja; my son, Miles; my daughter, Emma; my sisters, Twila and Meredith; and my brother, Frank. I will miss all of you so, so much and cannot thank you enough for the wonderful life you have provided me. If I’ve learned anything in this life, it’s to love the ones you’re with.

That’s all I’d like to say for now. Thank you for reading about me and my life. Goodbye for now.

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Self written obituary #3 - funny

Self written obituary #3 - funny template

Hey! It’s [your name]. If you’re reading this, it means I’m already dead. What a bummer! I didn’t want my [children/family/husband/wife] to have to write this about me as I know how hard it’d be. (And I also didn’t want the funeral home to be in charge of it!) So I figured I’d write my own obituary, in my own words. First things first -- the facts. I was born in the small town of [location] to the best parents a kid could ask for -- [names of parents]. I attended all my schools in this town until I graduated from high school and decided to take on the world by attending university at [university name]. I studied [subject], a subject I’ve always loved, even as a little kid. College was [great/horrible/rough/exciting/amazing] and I am proud to say I graduated with a degree in [subject] in [year].

After graduating, I decided to go to work at [company], where I ended up staying for over [number] years. I met so many amazing people there, including my wonderful [wife/husband/partner] -- [name of partner]. We were nuts and went on to have [number] kids, all of whom were a handful and a half, but my greatest joy and pride in life. As you know, my family means everything to me and I hope they are able to move past my death with strength in their hearts. To my family: please know how much I love you, how proud I am, and how I can’t wait to see you once you get to wherever it is I’m going.

No services will be held (at my request!), but I think the kids will be planning some type of party for me. Please attend this party with joy in your heart and only remember the good times. Also, no flowers please! I was never able to keep a plant alive and wouldn’t want to continue that tradition after I passed anyways.

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Hey! It’s Joanne. If you’re reading this, it means I’m already dead. What a bummer! I didn’t want my children to have to write this about me as I know how hard it’d be. (And I also didn’t want the funeral home to be in charge of it, could you imagine!) So I figured I’d write my own obituary, in my own words.

First things first -- the facts. I was born in the small town of Greenville to the best parents a kid could ask for -- John and Ava. I attended all my schools in this town until I graduated from high school and decided to take on the world by attending university at University of Illinois. I studied Aerodynamics, a subject I’ve always loved, even as a little kid (planes, planes, planes!). College was a drag and I am proud to say I graduated with a degree in Engineering in 1982.

After graduating, I decided to go to work at American Airlines, where I ended up staying for over 25 years. I met so many amazing people there, including my wonderful wife -- Mona. We were nuts and went on to adopt 4 kids, Rita, Peggy, Richard, and Phillip, all of whom were a handful and a half, but my greatest joy and pride in life.

As you know, my family means everything to me and I hope they are able to move past my death with strength in their hearts. To my family: please know how much I love you, how proud I am, and how I can’t wait to see you once you get to wherever it is I’m going.

No services will be held (at my request!), but I think the kids will be planning some type of party for me. Please attend this party with joy in your heart and only remember the good times. Also, no flowers please! I was never able to keep a plant alive and want to continue that tradition after I passed anyways.

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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.

Young adult obituary template

((first_name)), ((age)), of ((death_location)) passed away suddenly after an accident involving [cause of death]. ((possessive_pronoun_capitalized)) family is shocked and deeply saddened by ((possessive_pronoun)) loss.

((first_name)) was born on ((date_of_birth)) to [name of parents] in [location]. After graduating from [high school] in [year], ((first_name)) attended [community college] with a focus in [major].

During ((possessive_pronoun)) time at [college name], ((first_name)) was also employed at [company] as a [position]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) loved [name of hobby] and [name of favorite activity]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was a bright and kind individual.

((first_name)) also dedicated time towards [volunteer work or hobby]. 

((first_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 ((first_name)), knew that they were [kind words]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) had an immense passion for [passion] and was always a source of positivity. ((possessive_pronoun_capitalized)) family and friends will miss ((object_pronoun)) 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 ((death_location)), 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, ((subject_pronoun)) worked as a [job title] and enjoyed spending times with ((possessive_pronoun)) friends and family. ((first_name)) was also extremely passionate about [hobby or activity] and would oftentimes be found at [location] practicing.

((first_name)) met ((possessive_pronoun)) best friends at [location] and enjoyed spending time [enjoying/doing/playing activity] with [friend names]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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 ((possessive_pronoun)) time, ((subject_pronoun)) lived ((possessive_pronoun)) 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. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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 ((subject_pronoun)) 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 ((possessive_pronoun)) 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 ((subject_pronoun)) was destined for great things -- and ((subject_pronoun)) did not disappoint.

((first_name)) loved all things [hobby] and excelled at school. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was top of ((possessive_pronoun)) class and loved [list of favorite subjects]. After high school, ((first_name)) was planning on attending [college name] for [subject]. We know ((subject_pronoun)) 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 ((object_pronoun)) and instead threw [himself/herself] into ((possessive_pronoun)) favorite passion: [passion]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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 ((object_pronoun)) and were incredibly important and supportive of ((object_pronoun)).

Please join us in celebrating the life of ((first_name)) at [location] on [date] at [time].

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Teen obituary 4 - Terminal illness example

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_of_death)). We weren’t ready to lose ((object_pronoun)) but know that ((subject_pronoun)) is in a much better place. ((first_name)) was diagnosed with [illness] at the age of [age of onset]. Throughout ((possessive_pronoun)) later years, ((subject_pronoun)) was an absolute warrior, enduring so much with so little complaint.

((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) stands in our hearts as a reminder of strength, perseverance, love, and compassion. Though we will mourn ((possessive_pronoun)) 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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Teen obituary 5 - Religious & terminal illness example

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.

Example of a child obituary on Ever Loved

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]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was a [one or two attributes] child, always [common activities that demonstrate personality]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) proudly stated that ((subject_pronoun)) wanted to be a [career of choice] when ((subject_pronoun)) 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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Child obituary example

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 ((subject_pronoun)) was [age], ((subject_pronoun)) 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. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was the [sweetest/kindest/most loving/etc.] soul and a joy to be around. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) will be forever missed.

((first_name)) will always be remembered by [list of surviving family members].

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Child obituary template 2 - unexpected death example

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].

((possessive_pronoun_capitalized)) teachers described [first name] as [description] and ((subject_pronoun)) was loved by ((possessive_pronoun)) friends for ((possessive_pronoun)) [description of attitude]. Our [son/daughter]’s life was cut short, but the impression ((subject_pronoun)) 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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Child obituary template 3 example

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 ((possessive_pronoun)) 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. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was passionate about [hobby], an expert at [hobby], and an aspiring [career choice]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) made an impression on the lives of all those around ((object_pronoun)). Even when [first name] was angry or sad, ((subject_pronoun)) never let it last long or infringe on ((possessive_pronoun)) 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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Child obituary template 5

Child obituary template 5 template

We are immensely saddened to announce that our [daughter/son] passed away after a [cause of death]. ((full_name)), born on [date], was a gifted, bright, and unique soul that left us too soon. This loss is completely unexpected and our family mourns ((possessive_pronoun)) passing greatly.

((full_name)) was [kind/sweet/courageous/loving/adventurous/hilarious] and [adjective]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) enjoyed [list of hobbies]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was absolutely in love with [list passion or hobby], frequently letting us know that when ((subject_pronoun)) grew up, ((subject_pronoun)) was going to be a [career].

((first_name)) had a large group of friends and family who loved ((object_pronoun)) unconditionally, including: [list surviving family members and friends].

Services will be held at [location] on [date] at [time]. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to [organization], an organization that [describe organization’s mission].

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We are immensely saddened to announce that our son passed away after a car accident. Antonius Gimmel, born on October 3rd, 2014, was a gifted, bright, and unique soul that left us too soon. This loss is completely unexpected and our family mourns his passing greatly.

Antonius Luciano Gimmel was adventurous and gentle. He enjoyed soccer, bugs, trucks, chalk, cookies, and hide and seek. He was absolutely in love with building things, frequently letting us know that when he grew up, he was going to be a builder.

Antonius had a large group of friends and family who loved him unconditionally, including a loving mother, father, and brother.

Services will be held at New Baptist Parish on October 9th at 9:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Breads and Loaves, an organization that helps feed families in need.

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Child obituary 6

Child obituary 6 template

((full_name)) was born on ((date_of_birth)) to ((possessive_pronoun)) adoring parents, [parents’ names]. An [adventurer/joker/handful/artist] from the very beginning, it was clear that [first name]’s interests were in [list interest]. When ((subject_pronoun)) entered [grade], ((possessive_pronoun)) teachers took to describing ((object_pronoun)) as [list of descriptions]. ((possessive_pronoun_capitalized)) favorite hobbies were [list hobbies]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) spent a lot of time at [place] with [list of people], a group he grew to love spending time with.

Even though [first name] was taken from us much too soon, ((subject_pronoun)) was able to teach us so much in such a short amount of time, namely [lesson]. ((first_name)) is survived by a loving group of friends, family, teachers, and classmates, including: [list surviving people].

Services will be held privately. Please consider making a donation to [organization] as they [describe organization’s mission].

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Daniel Takeda was born on May 4th to his adoring parents, Keiko and Bryant. A joker from the very beginning, it was clear that Daniel’s interests were in making others laugh. When he entered Grade 6, his teachers took to describing him as silly, outgoing, and funny. His favorite hobbies were arts and crafts, soccer, and kickball. He spent a lot of time at Terryson Community Center with his cherished friends, a group he grew to love spending time with.

Even though Daniel was taken from us much too soon, he was able to teach us so much in such a short amount of time, namely to always look on the bright side. Daniel is survived by a loving group of friends, family, teachers, and classmates, including loving parents, siblings, and grandparents.

Services will be held privately. Please consider making a donation to Terryson Community Center as they provided our family and many others with endless activites, fun, and happiness.

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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 ((death_location)).

((first_name)) was born on ((date_of_birth)) to [names of parents], joining siblings [names of siblings]. Despite ((possessive_pronoun)) short time on earth, ((subject_pronoun)) was deeply loved and brought immense joy to those around ((object_pronoun)).

((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 ((possessive_pronoun)) parents on ((date_of_death)) at ((death_location)).

((first_name)) came into the lives of [names of parents] on ((date_of_birth)), joining siblings [names of siblings]. Even though ((possessive_pronoun)) only spent a short amount of time with us, ((subject_pronoun)) was immensely loved and brought immeasurable joy and laughter to those around ((object_pronoun)).

((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 ((possessive_pronoun)) final rest in the arms of ((possessive_pronoun)) loving parents, [names of parents] on ((date_of_death)) at ((death_location)).

((first_name)) was born on ((date_of_birth)) to [names of parents], joining siblings [names of siblings]. Throughout ((possessive_pronoun)) brief time with us, ((first_name)) filled countless lives with joy and love. ((possessive_pronoun_capitalized)) 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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Infant Obituary 4

Infant Obituary 4 template

((full_name)) took ((possessive_pronoun)) final rest in the arms of ((possessive_pronoun)) loving parents, [names of parents] on ((date_of_death)) at [place of death]. ((full_name))’s presence, laughter, smile, and light will be missed more than ((possessive_pronoun)) parents have the words to describe.

((first_name)) arrived on ((date_of_birth)) after [number of hours] of labor, a blessing placed softly into the arms of ((possessive_pronoun)) parents. Though [first name] was with ((possessive_pronoun)) family for only a brief moment, that’s all the time ((subject_pronoun)) needed to change the lives of those ((subject_pronoun)) touched forever.

Our family is forever changed and forever grateful to have spent this brief, but incredibly meaningful, time with [first name]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) is survived by ((possessive_pronoun)) loving family, [list of family members].

Services will be held at [location] on [date] at [time]. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to [organization], they were instrumental in helping our family through this difficult time.

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Alfonso De León took his final rest in the arms of his loving parents, Alfonso & Lorenda on February 8th at Union Memorial Hospital. Alfonso De León's presence, laughter, smile, and light will be missed more than his parents have the words to describe.

Alfonso arrived on November 20th after 15 of labor, a blessing placed softly into the arms of his parents. Though Alfonso was with his family for only a brief moment, that’s all the time he needed to change the lives of those he touched forever.

Our family is forever changed and forever grateful to have spent this brief, but incredibly meaningful, time with Alfonso. He is survived by his loving family, his parents, Alfonso & Lorenda, his sisters Marianne and Carmen, and many loving aunts, uncles, and other family members.

Services will be held at First Hills Union Chapel on February 13th at 9 AM. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Young Parents Coalition, they were instrumental in helping our family through this difficult time.

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Infant Obituary 5

Infant Obituary 5 template

Our cherished baby [girl/boy], [full name], given to us on [date] had ((possessive_pronoun)) life ended too soon, on [date]. Our family was not prepared to lose our precious baby so soon, but we are eternally grateful for the amount of time we were able to spend with ((object_pronoun)).

Named after ((possessive_pronoun)) [father/mother/grandfather/grandmother], ((first_name)) was a bundle of joy that blessed our family. We spent so many months preparing for ((possessive_pronoun)) arrival and were so excited when the day finally arrived.

((first_name)) passed away in the arms of ((possessive_pronoun)) [mother/father] after a brief battle with [cause of death], something we never expected. Though ((first_name))’s life was short, it was full to the brim with love, kisses, smiles, laughter, and excitement.

((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) is survived by ((possessive_pronoun)) loving family, [list of family members].

Services will be held at [location] on [date] at [time]. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to [organization], they were instrumental in helping our family through this difficult time.

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Our cherished baby girl, Michelle Jada Lane, given to us on March 3rd had her life ended too soon, on August 13th. Our family was not prepared to lose our precious baby so soon, but we are eternally grateful for the amount of time we were able to spend with her.

Named after her mother, Michelle was a bundle of joy that blessed our family. We spent so many months preparing for her arrival and were so excited when the day finally arrived.

Michelle passed away in the arms of her mother after a brief battle with pneumonia, something we never expected. Though Michelle’s life was short, it was full to the brim with love, kisses, smiles, laughter, and excitement.

She is survived by her loving family, her parents, Michelle and Jamal, her brother, Sam, and her sister, Shantel.

Services will be held at Savannah Proper Heights on August 17th at 11:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Savannah Hope, they were instrumental in helping our family through this difficult time.

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Sudden death obituary

Sudden death obituary template

((first_name)), ((age)), of ((death_location)) died unexpectedly on ((date_of_death)) from injuries sustained in [type of accident]. ((possessive_pronoun_capitalized)) loss was completely unexpected and the family is shocked and deeply saddened.

((first_name)) was born on ((date_of_birth)) to [name of parents] in [location]. ((first_name)) attended [name of school] and was passionate about [subject]. After graduating high school, ((first_name)) moved to [location] with [name of person].

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

((first_name)) also spent time as a [volunteer work or hobby].

Anyone who knew ((first_name)), knew that they were [kind/loving/caring/warm/brilliant/awesome/wonderful]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) had an immense passion for [hobby] and was always a source of positivity. ((first_name))’s family and friends will miss ((object_pronoun)) more than words can say.

Contributions in memory of ((first_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

((first_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 ((object_pronoun)) with joy. ((first_name)) graduated high school in [year of graduation] and went on to pursue a degree in [degree type] at [university name]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) successfully completed ((possessive_pronoun)) 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 ((possessive_pronoun)) family. ((first_name)) was passionate about [hobby, profession, or passion description] and a firm believer in [religion]. ((possessive_pronoun_capitalized)) presence is sorely missed and ((possessive_pronoun)) loss is deeply felt.

((first_name)) is predeceased by [list of predeceased family members]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) is survived by [list of surviving family members]. No services will be held, at [first name]’s request.

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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 ((possessive_pronoun)) 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]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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]. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) 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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Obituary for a streamer

Obituary for a streamer template

((full_name)), known on Twitch as “((first_name))”, passed away after a [cause of death]. The Twitch community and greater [name of game] community mourns ((possessive_pronoun)) loss deeply as this was completely unexpected.

((first_name)) was born in [year] in [location]. After graduating from high school, ((first_name)) went on to start ((possessive_pronoun)) own stream. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) started out streaming ((possessive_pronoun)) favorite games, including [list of games]. In [year] ((possessive_pronoun)) channel had grown to [number of subscribers] and ((subject_pronoun)) was emerging as an important voice in the [name of game] community.

((first_name)) was an incredibly kind, supportive, knowledgeable, and intelligent person. ((possessive_pronoun_capitalized)) channel was defined by [list of values] and though most of us never got to meet ((object_pronoun)) in person, we all felt as though we were part of a community. There will be an in-game memorial service on [date] at [time] as well as a Discord memorial service at [time] on [date]. If you’d like to join the Discord server, please head here: [link to server]

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Gavin Kito, known on Twitch as “KLONDIKE”, passed away after a fatal car accident. The Twitch community and greater Valorant community mourns his loss deeply as this was completely unexpected. Gavin was born in 1995 in Minneapolis. After graduating from high school, Gavin went on to start his own stream. He started out streaming his favorite games, including Valorant, Call of Duty, and Divinity]. In 2019 his channel had grown to 500k subscribers and he was emerging as an important voice in the Valorant community.

Gavin was an incredibly kind, supportive, knowledgeable, and intelligent person. His channel was defined by kindness, playfulness, and a community feel and though most of us never got to meet him in person, we all felt as though we were part of a community.

There will be a virtual memorial service on November 16th at 11 AM as well as a Discord memorial service at 11:30 AM on November 18th. If you’d like to join the Discord server, please head here.

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Obituary for a streamer 2

Obituary for a streamer 2 template

((full_name)), known on Twitch as “((first_name))”, passed away after a [cause of death]. The Twitch community and greater [name of game] community mourns ((possessive_pronoun)) loss deeply as this was completely unexpected.

((first_name)) amassed a large following on Twitch, with over [number] subscribers tuning in to watch ((object_pronoun)) play [list of games] every day. ((possessive_pronoun_capitalized)) stream was one based on [list values on stream] with a community full of people that cared about [values]. ((first_name)) touched the lives of so many, every single day, and ((possessive_pronoun)) loss will ring throughout the lives of many.

Among the many causes that ((first_name)) supported, one of the most important to ((object_pronoun)) was [name of cause]. We ask that donations be made to this cause in memory of ((first_name)), which you can do here: [link] You can watch many of ((first_name))’s past streams here: [link] and find ((possessive_pronoun)) YouTube channel, here: [link]

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Jerrod Byers, known on Twitch as “Jerrodx”, passed away after a motorcycle accident. The Twitch community and greater Call of Duty community mourns their loss deeply as this was completely unexpected.

Jerrod amassed a large following on Twitch, with over 300,000 subscribers tuning in to watch him play Call of Duty, Fortnite and ARK every day. His stream was one based on community connection and growth with a community full of people that cared about kindness, friendship, connection, and altruism. Jerrod touched the lives of so many, every single day, and their loss will ring throughout the lives of many.

Among the many causes that Jerrod supported, one of the most important to him was Alzheimer's research. We ask that donations be made to this cause in memory of Jerrod, which you can do here: alz.org You can watch many of Jerrod’s past streams here: twitch.tv and find their YouTube channel, here: youtube.com

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Obituary for Youtuber

Obituary for Youtuber template

((full_name)), known on YouTube as “((first_name))”, passed away after a [cause of death]. The YouTube community and greater [name of game or hobby] community mourns ((possessive_pronoun)) loss deeply as this was completely unexpected.

((first_name)) amassed a large following on YouTube, with over [number] subscribers tuning in to watch ((first_name))’s channel each and every day. ((possessive_pronoun_capitalized)) channel was one based on [list subjects of the channel] with a community full of viewers that cared about [values]. ((first_name)) touched the lives of so many, every single day, and ((possessive_pronoun)) loss will ring throughout the lives of many. ((possessive_pronoun_capitalized)) contribution to the [hobby or subject] community are vast and will be appreciated for years to come.

Among the many causes that ((first_name)) supported, one of the most important to ((object_pronoun)) was [name of cause]. We ask that donations be made to this cause in memory of ((first_name)), which you can do here: [link] To learn more about this incredible person, visit ((possessive_pronoun)) YouTube channel here: [link to channel]

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Valerie Muldova, known on YouTube as “WValerieXYZ”, passed away after a car accident. The YouTube community and greater gardening community mourns her loss deeply as this was completely unexpected.

Valerie amassed a large following on YouTube, with over 500k subscribers tuning in to watch Valerie’s channel each and every day. Her channel was one based on kindness, community, connection, and positivity with a community full of viewers that cared about her advice and knowledge in the garden. Valerie touched the lives of so many, every single day, and their loss will ring throughout the lives of many. Their contribution to the gardening and farming community are vast and will be appreciated for years to come.

Among the many causes that Valerie supported, one of the most important to her was Gardener's Alliance. We ask that donations be made to this cause in memory of Valerie, which you can do here: [link] To learn more about this incredible person, visit their YouTube channel here: [link to channel]

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Pet obituary 1

Pet obituary 1 template

My favorite fluffy [boy/girl] ((first_name)) passed away peacefully in ((possessive_pronoun)) sleep on ((date_of_death)). 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 ((first_name)). ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was [quiet/rowdy/crazy/hilarious/excited/nervous]. Over the next [# of years], ((first_name)) taught me the meaning of [friendship/love/joy/companionship/family].

((first_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, ((first_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] ((first_name)) passed away peacefully in ((possessive_pronoun)) sleep on ((date_of_death)). 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 ((first_name)). ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was [quiet/rowdy/crazy/hilarious/excited/nervous]. Over the next [# of years], ((first_name)) taught us the meaning of [friendship/love/joy/companionship/family].

((first_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, ((first_name)).

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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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Obituary for a pet rat or mouse

Obituary for a pet rat or mouse template

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of ((first_name)) who passed away peacefully on [date]. ((first_name)) was a little over [years] years old and the smallest bundle of joy. ((first_name))’s favorite foods were [list foods] and ((possessive_pronoun)) favorite treats were [list treats]. Even though ((first_name)) slept for [number] hours a day and loved to chew through anything and everything, ((subject_pronoun)) was a faithful companion.

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It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Mr. Biggs who passed away peacefully on January 18th. Mr. Biggs was a little over 3 years old and the smallest bundle of joy. Mr. Biggs’s favorite foods were carrots, sugar cubes, and salt licks and his favorite treats were grapes. Even though Mr. Biggs slept for 12 hours a day and loved to chew through anything and everything, he was a faithful companion.

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Pet obituary 3 - Family dog

Pet obituary 3 - Family dog template

Our most loved and most cherished pet ((full_name)) passed away on ((date_of_death)) in ((possessive_pronoun)) 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. ((first_name)) was loyal, loving, protective, and we were lucky to have spent as much time with ((object_pronoun)) as we did. Thank you for your years of friendship and love, ((first_name)), we will miss you.

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Pet obituary 3 - Family dog example

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_of_death)), our family lost a loyal friend, companion, and guardian, one that we are eternally grateful to have had. We rescued ((first_name)) from [location] and were smitten from the very second we saw ((possessive_pronoun)) 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, ((first_name)) took ((possessive_pronoun)) final breath peacefully, surrounded by everyone that loved ((object_pronoun)). 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, ((first_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

((first_name)), ((age)), passed away on ((date_of_death)) after a long and happy life. Even though [pet name] was just a cat, ((subject_pronoun)) was a loyal and comforting companion in our times of need. ((subject_pronoun_capitalized)) was present for: [list of important events], and always kept watch over our home. Even if ((first_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 ((first_name)) and know we will never be able to replace ((object_pronoun)).

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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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