Information for Families

Next of Kin
The Next of Kin (NOK) is defined by the following hierarchy:
  • Spouse - is a husband or wife who are legally married, separated but not divorced
  • Children of the deceased over 18 years of age
  • Parents
  • Siblings
Next Steps
  • As soon as possible, identify a funeral home and immediately notify our office of your decision at 717-735-2123
  • Contact the funeral home and inform them that the deceased is being transported by the Coroner’s Office
  • The funeral home will then contact our office and make arrangements to have your loved one taken into their care
We realize that during this time of grief and loss, you may feel overwhelmed and have many questions. Please refer to the FAQs for more specific questions. If your questions have not been answered, or if you do not fully understand the answer, please feel free to contact our office 717-735-2123 for further clarification.