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  • We accept obituary requests for anyone whose obituary may have appeared in our local daily paper, the Pasadena Star News. We do request a death date and will search the microfilm within 10 days of the death date. Please allow at least three weeks for a request to be filled.

    Submit a Request

    Obituary Requests

    Online: Ask-A-Librarian service
    Telephone: (626) 744-4066 and press 7 (within normal business hours)
    Mail: 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101

    Obtaining a Death Date

    • Social Security Death Index
    • California Death Index - This database covers anyone that died in California between 1940 and 1997
    • Los Angeles Public Library also has from 1930-1939 on microfiche
    • RootsWeb.com - Searches the California Death Index from 1940-1997
    • If you are unable to find the death date via one of the above websites and the person died in Pasadena, you may wish to request a death certificate from:
      City of Pasadena
      Vital Statistics Office

      First Floor, Room 1136
      1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
      Pasadena, CA 91103
      (626)744-6010
    • If the person died outside of Pasadena, but in the State of California, you may wish to request a death certificate from the county recorder in the county of death or contact:
      Office of Vital Records and Statistics
      304 S Street
      P.O. Box 730241
      Sacramento, CA 94244-0241
      (916) 445-2684