Obituary Submission

Gig Harbor Now publishes obituaries of people who lived in the Gig Harbor area, either at the time of death or previously; who graduated from or attended school in the area; or who have another connection to Gig Harbor, such as survivors who live here. We do not charge for this service but, as we are a community-supported non-profit news organization, we hope you will consider making a donation.

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We can accept obituaries of up to 5,000 characters long, which typically works out to between 800 and 1,200 words. Obituaries may be submitted either by a surviving family member or by a funeral home. We do not accept obituaries for pets.

Gig Harbor Now typically does not edit submitted obituaries, though we reserve the right to make minor grammatical or spelling corrections.

Obituaries are published every Wednesday. To ensure an obituary is published on a particular Wednesday, it must be submitted by 8 a.m. on the previous Tuesday.

Information typically included in an obituary includes the date of birth and death; full name, including middle name or middle initial if applicable; the deceased’s city of residence at birth and death; names of parents; secondary and college education information; dates of military service, if applicable; date of nuptials, if applicable; hobbies; memorial service information; and names of surviving close family members.

For questions about Gig Harbor Now obituaries, please email [email protected].