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Place an Obituary

How to place an obituary in Citizens Voice

The deadline to submit obituaries is 7:30 p.m. The email address for The Citizens' Voice obituaries and photos is [email protected]. Please include the word “obituary” in the subject line. Funeral directors should call the obituary desk at 570-821- 2100 to confirm receipt of emails.

All obituaries should be in paragraph form.

Obituaries should be submitted by the funeral home. Private individuals who wish to submit an obituary must provide the name, phone number and address of the funeral home or crematory handling arrangements. The Citizens' Voice will not accept obituaries without funeral home or crematory contact information.

Scanned photos must have a resolution of at least 500 dpi. The person's head must be at least two inches wide and have at least a half-inch of space on each side. The photos should be sent as jpegs. All photos will be published as thumbnails (small-size photo) unless a large photo is specified when the obituary is submitted. All photos will be cropped unless otherwise specified when the obituary is submitted.

Pricing is by newspaper column line count. Up to 10 lines (roughly three to five words per line) with no photo, is free; from 11 to 25 lines costs $75; 26 or more lines are charged at $2 per line (added to the $75 for 11 to 25 lines).

Small photos (roughly the size of a postage stamp) are run at no additional charge, and are black and white only. Large photos (roughly wallet-sized) in black and white add $30. Large photos in color add $60. Standard obituary headlines are free (name of the deceased and the date of death). We also offer enhanced obituary headlines for an additional charge of $15, which allow a family to say something special about the person. Personalized headlines must be less than eight words.
Second-day obituary reruns, at the request of the funeral home or family, can be run at half price. To qualify for the special second-day price, the obituary needs to run exactly as it did the first time. The cost of the obituary is normally billed to the funeral home.
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