Send thank you notes to people who assisted you, sent
flowers, masses, food, or made charitable donations.
Contact your attorney to handle legal matters, such as
probating an estate, if necessary. Make sure to discuss the scope of the
attorney's work and his or her fees before authorizing their work. The attorney
will need certified copies of the death certificate.
In Allegheny County, the probate process is handled at the
Office of the Register of Wills, 1st Floor, City County Building, Pittsburgh,
PA. 15219, Telephone: (412) 350-4180, Website:
- Contact your lawyer, accountant and financial planner for
tax, estate, and financial guidance.
Life insurance companies (They will need a certified copy of
the death certificate, the completed application, and the original policy or
certificate, if available). When mailing documents to the insurance company,
you may want to send them by Certified Mail with a Return Receipt Requested. If
you are uncertain about life insurance being in force, the following
organization may be of assistance. The American Council of Life Insurance, 1001
Penn Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20004, Telephone: 1-(202)-624-2416, Website:
Contact the deceased's place of employment and/or union to
see if there are death or pension benefits available.
Contact Social Security Administration, Suite 120, 650
Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228. Toll free telephone: 1-(800)-772-1213,
Website: www.ssa.gov. Boron Funeral Home, Inc. has already notified them of the
Contact Railroad Retirement Board (if applicable), Room
1511, 1000 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4101, Telephone:
1-(877)-772-5772, Website: www.rrb.gov. Boron Funeral Home, Inc. has already
notified them of the death.
Contact Veterans Administration (if applicable), 1000
Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, Telephone: 1-(800)-827-1000, Website:
www.va.gov. Boron Funeral Home, Inc. has already notified them of the death.
Veterans Life Insurance (if applicable) 5000 Wissahickon
Avenue, PO Box 8079, Philadelphia, PA 19101, Toll-free telephone:
1-(800)-669-8477, Website: www.insurance.va.gov.
Contact Allegheny County Department of Veterans Affairs (if
applicable), 4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, Telephone: 412-621-4357,
Website: www.alleghenycounty.us/veterans. Boron Funeral Home, Inc. has already
notified them of the death.
If a Veterans Administration monument was used, send a copy
of the paid receipt for the marker installation to the Allegheny County
Department of Veterans Affairs for a partial allowance (See cover letter from
the funeral home concerning this possible benefit).
Workers' Compensation Benefits, if applicable.
Notify your stockbroker to change ownership of any stocks,
bonds, or mutual funds. They will need certified copies of the death
Notify your bank. They will return any direct deposit checks
from Social Security which the deceased may have received but not been entitled
to receive. Change titles on any accounts (checking, savings, certificates of
deposits, loans, notes, mortgages, safety deposit boxes, etc.) They will need
certified copies of the death certificate.
Notify credit card companies and department store credit
Change ownership records on motor vehicles, mobile homes,
boats, etc. Automobile clubs, such as AAA, can be of assistance. They will need
a certified copy of the death certificate and may need to notarize the
Change ownership on real estate, as advised by your attorney
and financial advisors.
Notify places of business where you may have outstanding
loans or mortgages.
Civil Service Employees should contact the U.S. Office of
Personnel Management, Retirement Operations Center, P.O. Box 45, Boyers, PA
16017-0045, Telephone: 1-(888)-767-6738, Website: www.opm.gov.
Federal Employees should contact U.S. Office of Personnel
Management, Retirement Operations Center, P.O. Box 200, Boyers, PA 16017-0200,
Telephone: 1-(888)-767-6738, Website: www.opm.gov.
Professional and fraternal organizations, in which the
deceased was a member, for possible benefits.
Change ownership on US Savings Bonds, forms are on line at
www.savingsbonds.gov, contact your bank.
If the deceased was named as beneficiary on any of your life
insurance policies, contact the insurance company to change beneficiaries.
Make arrangements for a cemetery marker or finalize any
lettering to be done on an existing marker. Contact the original marker company
or the cemetery or Boron Funeral Home, Inc. can give you names and telephone
numbers of monument companies with which they have had experience.
Update your will or have a will written.
Consider your personal situation, such as insurance needs,
long-term health care insurance, etc.
Consider making prearrangements for your own funeral with
Boron Funeral Home, Inc. to ease the burden on your surviving family.
Reporting a Death to a Social Media Site
Below is information to report a death to several of the most popular social media sites.
Facebook: Go to facebook.com/help; Click on “Mange Your Account” on the left side of the page; Click “Memorialized Accounts”; A death certificate or other proof of death is required; Proof of authority like a Birth Certificate, Power of Attorney or Last Will and Testament; Submit information using online form.
Google and YouTube: Go to support.google.com/accounts/troubleshooter/6357590?hl=EN; Click on “Close the account of a deceased user”; Fill in your information and decedent’s information; You will have to scan your Driver’s License or government-issued ID; Scan the decedent’s death certificate; Submit.
Twitter: Go to support/twitter.com/articles/87894; Click on “Use this Form” and select “I want to request the deactivation of a deceased or incapacitated user’s account”; Fill out the Report Form and submit it to Twitter; Twitter will contact you once the review the report.
LinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/help/linkedin/ask/ts-rdmlp; Fill out form with information about yourself and decedent; add link to the obituary or news article on the death; Submit the report.
Instagram: Go to help.instagram.com/264154560391256; Choose if you want to delete or memorialize the account; Provide the decedent’s birth certificate, death certificate, and information showing you as the executor or administrator to the decedent’s estate; Complete the online form and submit.
Source: NYSFDA Directions, May 2017