How to submit an obituary

To submit an obituary to York Dispatch, send an email to

Please include the following information in your email:

  1. Your contact information: Name, Billing Address, Phone Number and Email Address
  2. The exact text you want to be printed
  3. Any photo(s) you would like printed (maximum of 2 photos)
  4. The name of the funeral home taking care of arrangements
  5. The phone number of the funeral home taking care of arrangements
  6. The name of our paper
  7. The date(s) you would like to see your obituary printed
  8. A link to a GoFundMe fundraiser. If you haven't already, you can start a GoFundMe in honor of your loved one, to help support family members, or cover funeral expenses.

A representative will contact you with any questions. If you have further questions, you may reach us at 888-291-0434, Option 2.

The Process

Once we have received your email with all the information listed above, we will create an account for you, enter the obituary in our system and send you an email with a proof of what the obituary will look like in the printed newspaper, a price quote and deadline for payment. Please note that we need to receive payment before the deadline for the date you have selected for the print obituary or it will not be approved to print. Payments can be made with one of our representatives over the phone. Once you have paid for your obituary, you will receive a receipt, and you can expect to see the obituary posted online and in the edition of the paper you chose. Once the deadline has past, the obituary can no longer be changed, cancelled or refunded. We reserve the right to edit, refuse, reject any content before final approval.


Before we can publish the obituary, we must verify the passing of the deceased with a licensed party for our records. If you are not working with a funeral home, the name and number of a mortuary, crematorium, or medical donation program will also be sufficient. If you do not have that information, we can also accept a scanned death certificate. The information provided for verification purposes will remain private and will not published in the obituary.


If you would like to print your obituary on any day Monday to Sunday, we need to receive all obituary information and payment by 3:00 PM ET two working days prior. Please note effective 3/19/22, there is no printed (physical) copy of the Saturday edition. It is available via E-Edition and Online only.