The Standard-Speaker publishes obituaries with verification from a funeral home, cremation society or other licensed institution. Private individuals who wish to submit an obituar y must provide the name, phone number and address of the funeral home or cremator y handling arrangements, as well as arrange payment for the obituar y. The obituar y depar tment may be contacted by calling 570-455-3636, ext. 3616, faxing to 570-4554408 or emailing [email protected]dardspeaker.com.
The deadline for obituaries is 7:30 p.m. for publication in the next day’s edition. Holiday hours may change. The obituar y depar tment, as par t of the newsroom, reser ves the right to edit any obituar y to meet style and policy standards.