What to Include in Your Los Gatos Obituary

When you are ready to submit your Los Gatos-area life tribute to the Los Gatan, we require the following information. Here is an example of the type of information you should include in your obituary.

•        Your name, phone number, email address and mailing address.

•        If the obituary has already been written, please be prepared to upload a digital text file. However, if you would prefer not to write the obituary, we can write it for you.

•        The name and phone number of the funeral home, crematorium, or medical donation program handling your arrangements. We also can accept a scanned death certificate.

•        Any photo or photos you would like us to print. We recommend that you submit a great photograph that best captures the person’s spirit. You may submit more than one photo, such as a great historic photograph and also a current headshot. Digital photographs are easiest, but we also can scan and return physical photos if that best captures the person.

•        The date you are hoping to see the obituary published.

Information you may wish to include

•        Name, age, city and date of death.

•        Time, date and location of the funeral services and any visitation.

•        Names of survivors and family members who predeceased the person, including parents, spouse, children, grandchildren and other close friends.

•        Name of the funeral home or crematorium handling the arrangements.

•        Contact information for where memorial 
contributions may be made.

•        Work history, military history, education and memberships in social or civic groups.

•        Notable accomplishments or honors.

•        Passions and hobbies.

•        A story or two that captures the person’s 

Other helpful advice

•        Legacy.com/Advice/How-to-Write-an-Obituary

•        Legacy.com/Advice/Whom-to-Include-in-the-Obituary

•        Legacy.com/Advice/How-to-Write-an-Unforgettable-Obituary

Submit your tribute here

•        Submit a Los Gatos Obituary