Obituary Requests

Note: The Nichi Bei Weekly publishes every other Thursday. As a courtesy, all obituaries will also be posted on on the same day as publication.

To submit a standard obituary for publication, please send an e-mail to containing the following information:

  • Obituary requester’s full name, phone number and billing address (for contact and billing purposes only)
  • Desired text for the obituary (within the e-mail body)
  • (Optional) Digital photo attachment in JPG or TIFF format with a resolution of 200 ppi or greater

Obituary Rates:

  • $5 processing fee per insertion
  • 10¢ per character, excluding spaces
  • (Optional) $10 photo fee

Submission Deadline: Obituary requests must be submitted by 3 p.m. Monday the week of publication. Requests after this deadline may be postponed until the following publication date.

Approval Deadline: All obituaries must be finalized and payment received by 3 p.m. Tuesday the week of publication. Obituaries will not be printed without the client’s final approval unless otherwise specified.

Payment: Please do not pay until details have been finalized.

Other Submission Methods: We strongly encourage obituary submissions via e-mail. Hand-delivered obituaries, obituaries submitted via .jpg or PDF format requests sent via regular mail or fax to (415) 673-1063 will incur a charge of 20¢ per character, excluding spaces. Please provide your full name and phone number so we can contact you accordingly.

For inquiries or assistance, please contact us at (415) 673-1009 or

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