ObitTree Blog

Luke Perry, star of the hit shows Beverly Hills, 90210 and Riverdale passed away on March 4, 2019, after complications from a stroke. Perry became a teen idol in the early ’90s when he was cast as teen heartthrob Dylan McKay. Click here to learn more.

Missing a funeral can be a difficult time for both you and the family of the deceased. As much as you would like to attend the service of someone close to you, sometimes there are extenuating circumstances that make it impossible. In most cases it usually comes down to travel costs, employment, illness, or other logistical issues. Whatever the reason is, there are still other ways to offer your condolences and express your sympathy and support to the family over the loss of their loved one.

Casual, formal, business professional? While there is no specific dress code, wearing something that errs on the conservative side is always the safer bet. A funeral is a time to show your respect as you honor the life of the deceased, and your clothing should reflect that.

Do you want to be buried or cremated? It’s a conversation every family should have with their loved ones. One of the funeral profession’s oldest debates is when families at the funeral home have to choose between burial and cremation.

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American actress, director, and producer Penny Marshall has passed away at the age of 75 after complications from diabetes according to multiple reports. Click here to read her full obituary.

How much should a funeral cost? It’s something consumers often find themselves asking after a loved one’s passing. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the average cost of a funeral service $8508. Now with that being said, a funeral service can cost much more or much less. It all comes down to what you want to be included in the service.

As difficult as it may be to hear, there’s a chance your pet might outlive you. If you’ve never considered this, you might find yourself wondering what happens to pets when their owners die? The sad truth is that thousands of pets are placed in animal shelters every year when their owner passes away.It’s a difficult situation, to say the least, and one that can be easily avoided.

Former President of the United States, George H. W. Bush has passed away at the age of 94. His death comes just seven months after the passing of his wife and Former First Lady, Barbara Bush. Bush served as the nation’s 41st president and the first in nearly 200 years to have his son also become president.

Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the beloved children’s television show “SpongeBob SquarePants” has died at the age of 61 according to multiple reports. Reports indicated that Hillenburg passed away as a result of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Click here to read his obituary.