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Berks County Obituaries is your main source for obituaries in Berks County and parts of Lebanon, Lancaster, Schuylkill, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Chester Counties.

Rather than follow every funeral home in the county (there are 38!), you can follow one source.

In addition to this website, new obituaries are posted to facebook and twitter. You can also receive updates via email by signing up for our daily eblast.

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The future of local obituaries

Most people today do not see the value in placing an obituary in the local newspaper. Costs are rising, circulation is down, and most people get their news online. Other outlets require people to search for a notice…meaning you have to already know someone has passed in order to find their obituary.

Berks Obits “pushes” new notices to you via our daily recap emails and throughout the day via Facebook and Twitter. By monitoring the local funeral homes and other sources, we are able to discover and post notices before they are published in the newspaper.

Unlike nationally-run websites, BerksObits.com focuses soley on Berks County and surrounding areas—everywhere traditionally served by the local newspaper. We promote listings on social media and email to reach readers who don’t subscribe to the newspaper, and make it easy for people to follow and share listings.


It takes a lot of time, effort, and money to keep BerksObits operating. We’re a small, local, woman-run operation.

Help support this site by making a monetary donation.

You can also contribute by purchasing select gifts through Amazon or our other service, dillyjilly.com for unique apparel and home goods.


Berks County Obituaries and BerkObits.com is a service of Jillian Harman Enterprises.