The Standard-Speaker publishes obituaries with verification from a funeral home, cremation society or other licensed institution. Private individuals who wish to submit an obituary must provide the name, phone number and address of the funeral home or crematory handling arrangements, as well as arrange payment for the obituary. The obituary department may be contacted by calling 570-455-3636, ext. 3616, faxing to 570-4554408 or emailing email@example.com.
The deadline for obituaries is 7:30 p.m. for publication in the next day’s edition. Holiday hours may change. The obituary department, as part of the newsroom, reserves the right to edit any obituary to meet style and policy standards.