By: Diane Benjamin
Did you know to print just a basic obituary in the local paper will cost $205? It looks like including a photo adds to that cost.
So, your loved one is gone and funerals are ridiculously expensive. Then the paper wants to gouge you for a couple inches of space to announce the passing to friends.
Maybe obituaries are now class warfare. Only people of means can pay the price. Community newspapers aren’t for the benefit of the community. They are a business that can’t be “community” anymore because people do not want the printed paper at the prices they want to charge.
Spread the word: I will post obituaries for free. These days all you need is a digital version that can be shared with family and friends across the country.