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How to place an obituary in The Record

Obituaries in The Record, Herald News and

For information on submitting a death notice or obituary, please contact The Record/Herald News:

E-mail: Phone: (973) 569-7415 Fax: (973) 905-4024

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday   2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday          2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Holidays                            11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The first 8 lines of the notice are $20, lines 9-16 $135, and $7 per line thereafter. If desired, the family may also choose to publish a photo, which utilizes 15 lines of space. Photos will be accepted Monday through Friday and should be brought to The Record/Herald News, 1 Garret Mountain Plaza, 8th floor, Woodland Park or e-mailed to Color photo charge is $35. In addition, graphic emblems are available to accompany the notice and charges are based solely on the space utilized. On weekends and Holidays, please call or email using the above contact information. Obituaries appear in both The Record and Herald News and on

A paid obituary provides information concerning the death of an area resident, a former resident, or a relative of a resident. These notices are published in alphabetical order and usually include the date of death and the names of surviving family members. They may also provide information about funeral arrangements, hours of visiting, and family preferences regarding memorial contributions. Because these are paid notices, the family may include additional biographical information about the deceased, photos or graphic emblems if they wish.

News Obituaries in The Record or Herald News:

Local news obituaries are reported and written by a newsroom staff member. The Record and Herald News reserve the right to decide which local deaths are included in our Obituaries section. Mail your requests to

News Obituaries in Community Newspapers:

To place an obituary in one of our community newspapers, click here and select the local newspaper.
Do you have questions about how to write an obituary? Visit this guide to writing an obituary.
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