Obituaries

James McCloskey
B: 1939-09-04
D: 2017-08-15
View Details
McCloskey, James
Marjorie Russell
B: 1943-11-29
D: 2017-08-12
View Details
Russell, Marjorie
Florence Sein
B: 1933-02-21
D: 2017-08-12
View Details
Sein, Florence
Robert Gilman
B: 1962-05-06
D: 2017-08-11
View Details
Gilman, Robert
Ruth Sagrati
B: 1931-01-13
D: 2017-08-11
View Details
Sagrati, Ruth
Joseph Palumbo
B: 1937-06-20
D: 2017-08-10
View Details
Palumbo, Joseph
Mary Trapp
B: 1928-12-16
D: 2017-08-06
View Details
Trapp, Mary
Melanie Toohey-McConnell
B: 1982-05-12
D: 2017-08-06
View Details
Toohey-McConnell, Melanie
Helen Mizenko
B: 1935-09-14
D: 2017-08-05
View Details
Mizenko, Helen
Jerry Jordan
B: 1951-11-09
D: 2017-08-03
View Details
Jordan, Jerry
Marie McMullin
B: 1924-10-12
D: 2017-08-01
View Details
McMullin, Marie
Michael Witczak
B: 1973-06-06
D: 2017-07-31
View Details
Witczak, Michael
Virginia Greer
B: 1929-11-06
D: 2017-07-30
View Details
Greer, Virginia
Christella Anderson
B: 1946-09-13
D: 2017-07-30
View Details
Anderson, Christella
Diamonde Stone
B: 1981-08-12
D: 2017-07-30
View Details
Stone , Diamonde
Sharon Rahill
B: 1982-04-15
D: 2017-07-29
View Details
Rahill, Sharon
Walt Bernacki
B: 1951-07-25
D: 2017-07-26
View Details
Bernacki, Walt
Walter Goodwin
B: 1942-09-12
D: 2017-07-24
View Details
Goodwin, Walter
Claire Kirk
B: 1924-08-31
D: 2017-07-24
View Details
Kirk, Claire
Doris Ritter
B: 1928-03-06
D: 2017-07-24
View Details
Ritter , Doris
Robert Rigney
D: 2017-07-20
View Details
Rigney, Robert

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.