• Tips for Writing an Obituary

    If you’re planning a funeral service or cremation service, you may want to place an obituary in your local paper or on the funeral home’s website. If you’re pre-planning your funeral, you can write your own obituary ahead of time to ensure it says exactly what you want it to say.

    An obituary provides the reader with notice of death, a brief biography of the deceased’s life, and information about funeral services, burial services, or a request for donations. An obituary should be accurate above all, but it does not need to be lengthy. It should serve as a personalized memorial to the deceased, and a fitting honor to the life he lead. It should include a date of birth, date of death, list of survivors, and the date, time, and location of the funeral service or memorial service.

    At Greenwood Memorial Park, our experienced funeral home staff can guide you carefully through every step of planning a funeral service near San Diego. We can also offer grief counseling and grief support services for you and your family. To learn more about our cremation and funeral services, call us today at (619) 701-6473.