It took us a few days to get everything together for my grandpa’s obituary. He didn’t really want one, but my grandma assured me that it was going to be “very lengthy.” He also didn’t want a service, so we did respect his wishes in some ways.
My mom wrote the bulk of the obituary (and we’re hoping that nobody was left out.) You can find it in the Asheville paper here and in the Binghamton paper here….same obituary, but some people may prefer to give their page view to one site over another.
Both papers are owned by the same company. I happen to work at the Asheville newspaper, and they were gracious enough to discount the obituary – as did the Binghamton newspaper, which I wasn’t expecting. I have to say that in times like these, I work for a pretty fantastic place. (Some
Here’s what I learned about the obituary-placement process. I’m not sure if it’s proofread if it goes through a funeral home, but you have to act as your own proofreader. I felt bad, because I had to make 3 corrections. It was then that I realized that nobody was checking behind us. There is one small typo (in the website url at the end) that wasn’t caught until today, but I can’t beat myself up over that.
We did change out the photo from a more serious Navy picture to this one taken at my parents wedding:
The family made the right decision in switching out the picture. I love it.