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How to place an obituary in The Leader

To place an obituary, or death notice please email [email protected]

Advertising Standards/Policy
The obituary department reserves the right to censor, revise, edit or reject any obituary. In the event of an error by The Leader, our sole liability is to give full credit. The Leader will not run any obituary without a proof of death provided by a funeral home, cremation society or other institution which meets our standards. All obituaries may be edited for style and policy. You may contact the department with any questions by calling 607-936-4651 or e-mailing Deadlines for the obituary department are as follows:

3 p.m. every day.

12 p.m. holiday deadline.
The Leader is not responsible for changes requested after deadline.


In-state funeral homes may be billed. Gannett does not bill individuals/family members. Out-of-state funeral homes must pre-pay unless an account has been pre-approved by our business office department.
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