A-K Valley News Obituaries: How to Submit

The A-K Valley News writes obituaries as a service to the families of the Alle-Kiski Valley. Here are some tips on how to submit an obituary to the A-K Valley News.

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How to submit an obituary to A-K Valley News

Obituaries can be submitted to A-K Valley News in a variety of ways. The quickest and easiest way is to submit online. You can also submit by fax, email, or mail. All obituaries must be received before 3:00 p.m. in order to be published in the next day’s edition.

By email

To submit an obituary by email, send it to [email protected] Please include the following information in your email:

-Your name and phone number
-The name of the deceased
-The date and place of death
-The date, time and place of the funeral or memorial service
-A brief summary of the deceased’s life (include surviving family members, education, work, military service, etc.)
-A photo of the deceased (optional)

Your obituary will be edited for style, length and clarity by our newsroom staff. Once it has been edited, a representative from our office will contact you to confirm publication details and to collect payment.

In person

Obituaries may be submitted in person to our newsroom at 910 5th Avenue, Ford City, PA 16226. Please bring a copy of the death certificate and any other pertinent information with you when you come to submit the obituary. We also require contact information for the funeral home or cremation society handling arrangements.

By phone

Submitting an obituary to A-K Valley News is simple. You can submit by phone, fax or email. You may also submit online through the A-K Valley News website.

To submit by phone, please call obituaries desk at 1-800-444-6397 and ask to speak to an obituary representative. The representative will take your information and provide you with a reference number for your submission.

To submit by fax, please print the obituary submission form found on the A-K Valley News website and fax it to 1-866-949-2884.

To submit by email, please send your completed obituary submission form to [email protected]

You may also submit online through the A-K Valley News website by clicking on the “Submit an Obituary” link found in the “Obituaries” section of the website.

What you need to include in an obituary submission

When you lose a loved one, it can be difficult to know what to do or where to turn. You may be wondering how to go about submitting an obituary to A-K Valley News. Here is everything you need to include in an obituary submission:

The deceased’s full name

When you submit an obituary, please include the deceased’s full name. If they used a nickname or went by a different name professionally, please include that information as well.

The date, time, and location of the funeral or memorial service

Include the date, time, and location of the funeral or memorial service. This is often the most important information for those trying to make arrangements to attend. If you have chosen to bury or cremate the remains, you may also include that information.

The name and contact information of the funeral home or cremation service

The name and contact information of the funeral home or cremation service handling arrangements should be included in an obituary submission. Families may submit their own obituaries to the Valley News Dispatch by emailing them to or by filling out this online form.

In addition to the contact information for the funeral home or cremation service, submissions should also include:

-The name of the deceased
-The date, time and location of visitation and funeral services (if applicable)
-A brief summary of the deceased’s life and accomplishments
-The names of surviving family members

How much it costs to submit an obituary to A-K Valley News

The cost of submitting an obituary to A-K Valley News varies depending on the length of the obituary and how many days you would like it to run. The minimum length for an obituary is 10 words, and the maximum length is 500 words.

By email

Obituaries may be submitted by email to [email protected] Be sure to include all relevant information in the email, including the name of the newspaper in which you would like the obituary to appear.

In person

Obituaries may be submitted in person at our office in Tarentum:

Bridegrooms Funeral Chapel
901 New Castle Road
Tarentum, PA 15084
724-224-1501
[email protected]

Office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged.

By phone

To submit an obituary, please call our Obituaries department at 1-800-455-6200, Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm.

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