Obituary Policy

Obituaries should be emailed to¬†[email protected]. They must be no longer than 200 words. Please follow normal rules of capitalization and no poetry. We reserve the right to edit for style, clarity, grammar, and taste.

Please provide the name and contact information for the funeral home, crematory, or organ donation agency that handled final disposition of the body. This is for verification.

Please submit a photo of the deceased. Email a recent color jpg.

Deadline for obituaries is Monday at 9 a.m., with the exception of special paid display ad obituaries, which must be submitted by Friday at 3 p.m. For information on paid obituaries, see below or call (415) 861-5019.

Obituaries can be mailed to Bay Area Reporter, 44 Gough Street, Suite 302, San Francisco, CA 94103. Write the deceased's name on the back of the photo. If you include a SASE for the photo's return, write the person's name on the inside of the envelope flap. All obituaries must include a contact name and daytime phone number. They must be submitted within a year of the death.

There is no charge for these obituaries.

The Bay Area Reporter can help members of the community reach more than 120,000 LGBT area residents each week with their display of Obituary & In Memoriam messages.

$21.20 per column inch (black & white)
$29.15 per column inch (full color)

Friday at noon for space reservations
Monday at noon for copy & images

Call 415-829-8937 or email [email protected]

For more obituaries click here to access searchable PDF newspaper archive project.