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Place an Obituary

How to place an obituary in Erie Times-News

For more information on submitting an obituary, please contact the Erie Times-News by phone or email. You can speak to someone regarding this during the following times:

Monday through Friday 8:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturdays & Holidays 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sundays 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 814-870-1774 or

Obituaries and questions can be emailed to or faxed to 814-870-1632 anytime. You will get a response back based off the hours listed above.

The Erie Times-News accepts obituaries Sunday-Friday until 7:30 p.m. and Saturday until 5:30 p.m. (early deadlines do apply for Holidays).

A few things to keep in mind are:
Emailed obituaries are preferred. Obituaries must come from or be confirmed through a funeral home. Free listings include name, age, address, date of death and funeral home handling arrangements (4-Line Maximum). Each listing also appears on the front page of the newspaper once and on for 30 days.

Enhanced obituaries are an opportunity to allow the community to know your loved one's many accomplishments and interests. Packages start at $94 for 10 lines. Enhanced listings automatically appear on the front page each day the enhanced obituary appears in the newspaper. Enhanced obituaries may include a photograph(s) and/or service icon.

The Erie Times-News reserves the right refuse or edit information that is offensive to its readers, such as vulgarity, nudity and libelous or degrading comments.

Payment may be handled through a funeral home.

All paid obituaries include an online listing and a Guest Book on for one year. The name will be listed on the obituary section of for the first day it appears online and the obit/guestbook will remain searchable for 1 year. The Guest Book allows friends, family and coworkers to leave written tributes and is available in many other newspapers worldwide.
Do you have questions about how to write an obituary? Visit this guide to writing an obituary.
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