The Westfield Leader and Union County HAWK
Serving Union County, New Jersey since 1890
Placing an obituary: This form will calculate the price for publishing an obituary in our newspapers that are also on the Internet for friends and family to view. Funeral directors and authorities provide a service for writing obituaries and death notices. Please submit them here or email to and call (908) 232-4407 with payment information. For private individuals providing obituaries, read the information below. The funeral home name and phone must be provided. The publishing date for obituaries will be the soonest Thursday, based on receipt of all information by the prior Monday. Enter your information below. Preview price and details. You will be given the option to pay by credit card and upload a photo (optional). You will be provided confirmation by email. Thank you.
To search for an obituary, please go here.
Obituary Order Form

Deceased Name
Headline Proposed (8-12 words)
Funeral Director name and phone.

Obituary Text (price varies with amount of text and if photo is included)

Photo to be included? Instructions for providing photo will be after completing this form.

Adjust as often as desired. When satisfied, enter payment information and submit.

Obituary Payment

Credit Card number: Expiration:   security code:

first name  last name  company, optional
address  city  state  zipcode
email  phone w/ac

Our staff will proofread this. You will be sent confirmation by email. This data is secure.
This form will calculate the price. When you are satisfied, complete the order by submitting Credit Card payment information. Otherwise, you can submit the obituary by email to and call (908) 232-4407 during business hours with payment information.

Write as much as you want. Most obituaries and death notices are under 200 words. A photo can be included. If photo option has been selected while using this form, you will be prompted to email it at the end of the session. Provide a HiRes color version of the photo if available. No need for you to adjust or size it. We will format everything appropriately for publication. Please proofread your text.

If sending the information by email, please include a daytime telephone number for us to contact you. Confirmation by us is required for obituaries not submitted by a funeral home. Provide contact information for the funeral home that handled the arrangements.

Your obituary will appear in our next publication (Thursdays) and on the Internet thereafter based on receipt of all information by the Monday prior. If you have special dates or other requests, please call us. We can assist you.

The Westfield Leader and Union County HAWK
PO Box 250, 425 North Ave. East, Westfield, NJ 07091
Tel 908 232-4407