If you recently lost your father, we know how tragic this is. Having to write an obituary is hard and we hope that our obituary examples father will help you with this task. Reading these examples will teach you how to structure the obituary you have to write.
The obituary is significant because it will notify many of your father’s friends and relatives of his passing. It will also provide readers with an overview of his life including his family, accomplishments, hobbies, and interests. After you have read the obituary examples father that we provided below, you will want to download an obituary template, which will help you compose the obituary.
The following two examples are for elderly men. Both of the obituaries are fictional.
OBITUARY EXAMPLES FATHER (EXAMPLE 1)
SCOTT ROGERS, 90
Scott Jack Rogers, 90, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at his home in Los Angeles, California. Scott was born February 5, 1922 to Larry and Ann (Morris) Rogers in Sacramento, California, the oldest of 6 children. He graduated from Sacramento Valley High School in 1939.
Scott served in the Air Force in WWII as a bomber pilot. He met his beautiful bride, Amy Alice Smith, in the war and they married in 1947 in Sacramento, California.
In 1959 Scott began a long career in the automotive industry, transferring to Los Angeles in 1962, where he managed a Honda dealership. He managed the same dealership for more than 30 years until his retirement in 1988. Scott loved to spend time with his family and friends. He was actively involved in golf, tennis, reading, and volunteered his time at the local community center.
Scott is survived by his wife, Alice; daughter, Shelly (John) Smith; son Robert (Kate) Rogers; grandchildren, Bill, Joey and Julie Rogers; brothers, Donald and Bob Rogers; sisters, Jane Williams, Catherine Jones and Heather Smith; cousins Jack, James, Marie, Debra and Amy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Scott was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Rogers.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at St. Paul United Church at 11:00 am with Reverend John Michaels officiating. Burial will follow at Mountainside Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at Turner and Roberts Funeral Home in Los Angeles. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church or the Heart Society of America. Those wishing to sign the guest book may do so online at www.yourtribute.com.
OBITUARY EXAMPLES FATHER (EXAMPLE 2)
ADAM BELL, 82
Adam Harold Bell, age 82, of San Diego, California, died Sunday night, March 25, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. Born February 28, 1930, in La Jolla, California, he was the son of the late Patrick M. Bell and Abigail F. (Jones) Bell.
Adam was the owner and operator of Bell Automotive in San Diego for more than 50 years. He enjoyed restoring cars in his spare time and mechanics was his passion. In his spare time he also enjoyed playing golf, tennis and hiking.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Emily Maryanne Bell; along with four children; Phil and Betty Bell of San Diego, California, Walt and Julie Bell of San Diego, California, Mike and Katie Bell of Seattle, Washington, and Jane and Charles Patterson of Palm Springs, California; 5 grandchildren, Mike Bell, Kate Bell, Ali Patterson, Jamie Patterson, and Joe Patterson; 10 great-grandchildren; four siblings, Michael Bell of La Jolla, California, Jamie Bell of La Jolla, California, Marcia Smith of Los Angeles, California and Jenny Walker of Portland, Oregon; and many other loving nieces, nephews and relatives.
Memorial services for Adam Bell will be held at 3:00 pm, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 from the Jones Funeral Chapel of Jones and Smith Funeral Home on 123 East 41st Street, San Diego with pastor Walt Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Mountainside Cemetery in San Diego. Friends may visit with the family Wednesday from 8:00 until 11:00 am. Serving as pallbearers will be Phil, Mike, Charles, Michael and Jamie. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Red Cross PO Box 3930, Seattle, Washington 83922.
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Updated: April 16, 2012