Obituaries

Arthur Silcox
B: 1931-02-05
D: 2017-06-24
View Details
Silcox, Arthur
Thelma Minichino
B: 1946-06-04
D: 2017-06-23
View Details
Minichino, Thelma
Brian Hernandez
B: 1986-11-19
D: 2017-06-23
View Details
Hernandez, Brian
Rita Marchione
B: 1927-02-21
D: 2017-06-22
View Details
Marchione, Rita
Maria McCool
B: 1931-04-17
D: 2017-06-16
View Details
McCool, Maria
Marianne Obert-Thorn
B: 1947-07-26
D: 2017-06-15
View Details
Obert-Thorn, Marianne
Edward Sobczak
B: 1957-10-30
D: 2017-06-13
View Details
Sobczak, Edward
Louise Campbell
B: 1938-07-01
D: 2017-06-11
View Details
Campbell, Louise
Matthew Byrne
B: 1932-12-15
D: 2017-06-10
View Details
Byrne, Matthew
Bill Belshee
B: 1937-06-29
D: 2017-06-09
View Details
Belshee, Bill
Thomas Ulmer
B: 1951-12-03
D: 2017-06-05
View Details
Ulmer, Thomas
Mary Tryon
D: 2017-06-01
View Details
Tryon, Mary
Thomas Sablich
B: 1962-08-08
D: 2017-05-30
View Details
Sablich, Thomas
Dwayne Fly
B: 1965-02-24
D: 2017-05-28
View Details
Fly, Dwayne
Richard Haban
B: 1951-05-30
D: 2017-05-27
View Details
Haban, Richard
Nancy Kleber
B: 1931-02-12
D: 2017-05-23
View Details
Kleber, Nancy
William Ferguson
B: 1935-05-24
D: 2017-05-23
View Details
Ferguson, William
Mary Valente
B: 1926-07-27
D: 2017-05-21
View Details
Valente, Mary
Laura Hapak
B: 1932-01-16
D: 2017-05-21
View Details
Hapak, Laura
Joseph Sweeney
B: 1956-11-28
D: 2017-05-21
View Details
Sweeney, Joseph
Elizabeth Wettlaufer
B: 1922-09-25
D: 2017-05-18
View Details
Wettlaufer, Elizabeth

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
2207 Bristol Pike
Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone: (215) 639-0422
Fax: (215) 639-5041

Death Certificates

Perhaps the single most important document you’ll need in the coming weeks, the death certificate is important for:

Legal Reasons: The death certificate is a permanent legal record of the fact of death. State agencies always stipulate that a death certificate is to be filed. It provides important information about: the decedent, the cause of death, and final disposition.  

This information is used in the application for insurance benefits, settlement of pension claims, and transfer of title of real and personal property. The certificate is prima facie evidence of the fact of death and, therefore, can be introduced in court as evidence when a question about the death arises.

Personal Reasons: The death certificate in many cases provides family members with closure, peace-of-mind, and documentation of the cause of death. It also provides peace-of-mind by facilitating efficient processing of needed benefits as those described above.

Vital Statistics Reasons: The death certificate is the source for state and national mortality statistics. It is needed for a variety of medical and health-related research efforts. It is used to determine which medical conditions receive research and development funding, to set public health goals and policies, and to measure health status at local, state, national, and international levels. This data is valuable as a research tool and by influencing research funding.

Before the business and legal issues of the estate can be pursued, it will be necessary to obtain certified copies of the death certificate. You can order them from:

  1. Your Funeral Director
  2. The Registrar of Vital Statistics in your area

It is always better to order a few more than what you think you will need. Most agencies will only accept certified death certificates, not photocopies.

In some cases, there may be a need to obtain a certified copy of the death certificate without a cause of death. These certificates are needed to transfer the title on a house, mobile home, and automobile or in some cases for court procedures. You should make this request when ordering the certified copies.

If you have questions about obtaining copies of a Death Certificate, please call us. We’re here to assist you.