How do I place a Death Notice or Obituary?

Death Notices:
You can phone in a death notice to 202-334-4122 or 800-753-2527 (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon-5 p.m.), send it by fax to 202-334-7188 or email us at
deathnotices@washpost.com. Faxed or email death notices must be received by 3 p.m. and must include billing information (name, address, home and daytime phone numbers, and a fax number if possible). Photographs can appear in a paid death notice and must be received no later than 2 p.m. the day prior to publication. You will be contacted to verify the cost of your notice before its final approval to run in the newspaper.

Obituaries:
If you have inquiries concerning news obituaries (the biographic articles written by The Post) please call News Obituaries at 202-334-7389 or e-mail us at
newsobits@washpost.com. If you fax information to News Obituaries at 202-334-6553, please call the section after you have faxed your material.

We will not be able to publish news obituaries more than a month after death, so we must receive your submission within that time period.

For more information on death notices and/or obituaries, please visit:
http://www.washpost.com/news_ed/news/obits.shtml
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  • Date Created: 2/19/2010
  • Last Modified Since: 8/27/2010
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