Obituary form instructions and resources

Help with cremation needs in Rochester, Byron, and surrounding area.

For your convenience, we have added this basic obituary sample.

Download Sample Obituary

Use this sample template to assist you in writing an obituary.

About Writing an Obituary

This is a generic template to help you draft an obituary.

  • The Post Bulletin now allows families to submit the obituary in paragraph form. The obituary will appear just as you write it.  If you choose the Simply Cremation Plan, you will have to submit your obituary directly to the Post Bulletin, or the newspaper of your choosing, without our assistance. 
  • Obituary charges vary greatly among papers and once the obituary is finalized we will be able to determine what each paper will charge you for running the obituary.
  • For families that choose our Simply Cremation Plan, the obituary and service information will not be published on our website because we will not be conducting or overseeing the service.

A more in-depth guide

This website ( gives a more in-depth approach for writing a meaningful obituary.  Click on the pencil to be directed to their website.