Because both eulogies and obituaries are written for loved ones following their passing, the distinction between the two is understandably not clear to many. There are, however, a number of noteworthy differences between the two.
An obituary is essentially a mini-biography that is written for a newspaper or other publication to announce a person’s death and inform a community of any public funeral or memorial services that will be held in that person’s honor. Obituaries are generally no longer than a paragraph or two.
A eulogy, on the other hand, is a written speech that is delivered at a funeral service. Eulogies are typically lengthier and more personal than obituaries, as they are intended to share memories of a loved one that other family members and friends at the service are able to relate to.
In addition to writing an obituary and eulogy for a loved one who has just passed away, you will have to make funeral arrangements in the days following the death. To work with a caring, dedicated, and experienced funeral services provider in the East Bay , call Chapel of the Chimes Oakland at (510) 654-0123.