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Obituary Policy

Peninsula Clarion death notice and obituary guidelines:

The Peninsula Clarion strives to report the deaths of all current and former Peninsula residents. Notices should be received within three months of the death.

We offer two types of death reports:

Pending service/Death notices: Brief notices listing full name, age, date and place of death; and time, date and place of service. These are published at no charge.

Obituaries: The Clarion charges a fee to publish obituaries. Obituaries are prepared by families, funeral homes, crematoriums, and are edited by our staff according to newspaper guidelines. Obituaries up to 300 words are charged $50, which includes a one-year online guest book memoriam to on Legacy.com. Obituaries up to 500 words are charged $100, which also includes the one-year online guest book memoriam. Tax is not included. All charges include publication of a black and white photo. Obituaries outside these guidelines are handled by the Clarion advertising department.

How to submit: Funeral homes and crematoriums routinely submit completed obituaries to the newspaper. Obituaries may also be submitted directly to the Clarion, online or by mail to: Peninsula Clarion, P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, Alaska, 99611. Pre-payment must accompany all submissions not already handled by a funeral home or crematorium.

Deadlines: Submissions for Tuesday - Friday editions must be received by 2 p.m. the previous day. Submissions for Sunday and Monday editions must be received by 3 p.m. Friday. We do not process obituaries on Saturdays or Sundays unless submitted by funeral homes or crematoriums. Obituaries are placed on a space-available basis, prioritized by dates of local services.

Copyright: All death notices and obituaries become property of the Clarion and may be republished in any format.

For more information, call the Clarion at 907-283-7551.

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