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Submitting an Obituary Guidelines

For information on submitting an obituary, please contact the Albany Times Union Obituaries Department by phone at (518) 454-5085, or email at [email protected]

Our deadline for text is 5 p.m. for next day publication (4 p.m. if sent by fax.) If you wish to include a photo, the deadline is 4 p.m. for next day publication. Our business hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 12 to 5 p.m., and Sunday 2 to 5 p.m.

We offer the following notices to be placed in our paper:
Card of Thanks
Death Notices
Follow Ups
In Memoriams
Memorial Service Announcements
Obituaries

Obituaries may only be submitted by email ([email protected]) or faxed to us at (518) 454-5570. Please note that if you plan to fax an obituary to us, we do require the notice to be received by 4 p.m.

Please be sure to include your full name, phone number and billing/mailing address if you are submitting an obituary to us. The Times Union newspaper does require proof of death if an obituary is submitted by anyone other than the funeral home. This may be provided as either a scan or copy of the death certificate, obituary previously published in another paper or confirmation from either the funeral home or cremation service assisting with the arrangements.

Please note that we require prepayment for all notices submitted by either a private party or funeral home located outside the state of New York.

Please note that we are required to make changes to an obituary in accordance with AP Style.

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