Contact a funeral director
The first step after someone has passed is to contact a funeral director. We can be contacted at 216-221-3380. Our funeral director can help guide you through the process of planning a funeral or memorial service and can handle many of the logistical details, such as obtaining a death certificate and arranging for transportation of the body.
Notify family and friends
It’s important to notify family and close friends of the person’s passing. This can be done by phone, email, or through social media. Make sure to provide as much information as possible about the funeral or memorial service, including the date, time, and location.
Make arrangements for the funeral or memorial service
Once you have contacted a funeral director, you can begin making arrangements for the funeral or memorial service. Consider the wishes of the deceased and their family when planning the service. You may choose to have a traditional funeral service, a celebration of life, or a small, intimate gathering for family and close friends.
Obtain a death certificate
A death certificate is an official document that verifies the person’s death. You will need a death certificate to handle many of the legal and financial matters associated with the person’s passing, such as accessing bank accounts, filing taxes, and settling their estate. The funeral director can assist you in obtaining a death certificate.
Notify the person’s employer, financial institutions, and other organizations
It’s important to notify the person’s employer, financial institutions, and other organizations of their passing. This will help ensure that any outstanding debts or bills are taken care of and that their estate is properly settled.
Take care of yourself
Losing a loved one is a difficult and emotional experience. It’s essential to take care of yourself during this time. Make sure to get enough rest, eat well, and reach out to family and friends for support. Consider speaking with a therapist or grief counselor to help you navigate the grieving process.
Losing a loved one is never easy, but taking these steps can help ensure that they are laid to rest with dignity and respect. Remember to take care of yourself during this time, and don’t hesitate to reach out to family and friends for support.