WSB FYI: Free obituaries

Continuing our start-of-a-new-year series of reminders about what WSB offers besides news coverage: Tonight – one of those services we hope you don’t need, but if you do – we publish obituaries for free. We’re told that other publications can charge up to hundreds of dollars to publish one, and we think that’s wrong – grieving families have enough else to worry about – so in the past decade, we’ve published almost 500 obituaries, all at no charge. We consider them to be news – and while some are very basic, others tell stories of interest even to those who never knew the person who’s passed on. If this is a service you find yourself in need of, all you have to do is send us the text and photo, as part of your email, not as a Word or PDF type attachment. If you’re including time-sensitive information such as the date for a memorial or celebration of life (we’ve had some Zoom links in recent obituaries), please keep in mind that several days’ lead time is best as it might take us a few days to publish it. You can scroll through our archive for examples of what we’ve published.

9 Replies to "WSB FYI: Free obituaries"

  • WS Resident. January 2, 2021 (6:58 pm)

    Tracy and Patrick,  Thank you for all you do to keep our community informed and engaged. You are incredible, wonderful, supportive, creative, award wining journalists and our neighbors. Thank you for all you do. We love you. 

  • pupsarebest January 2, 2021 (7:17 pm)

    Thank you. 👍🏻

  • sc January 2, 2021 (7:44 pm)

    I am glad that the West Seattle Blog will continue to publish these stories about peoples lives.  

  • Grateful January 2, 2021 (8:28 pm)

    Thank you WS blog. Knowing of this (free) service in advance, will be a comfort to those trying to memorialize a loved one. 

  • sam-c January 2, 2021 (8:30 pm)

    We’ve learned about so many interesting and inspiring West Seattle souls through your obituaries.   Thank you

  • John N January 2, 2021 (8:31 pm)

     I too, appreciate the obituaries published by WSB.They allow family and loved ones the opportunity to share life stories in detail and grieving  that are too expensive for most mourners  to publish in the ST.

  • BCA January 2, 2021 (8:49 pm)

    Thank you WSB! A true community resource.

  • Mj January 2, 2021 (10:28 pm)

    Thank you, a service that no one wants to need.  But in the time of grief is needed!

  • AJP January 3, 2021 (2:36 pm)

    This is a kindness, thank you for offering it. 

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