Notary Services

Many documents require the services of a notary during funeral planning.  The James F. Kutch Funeral Home has a Notary Public on staff to provide these services for your family.

Things you will need

We have prepared this list to aid you in the arrangement process. Please bring the items listed below when you meet with the Funeral Director. We are happy to assist you in acquiring any information needed for this process.

  • Information about the decedent. Date and place of birth, their social security number, father’s name, mother’s maiden name and educational information.
  • A recent photo of your loved one and any photos you wish displayed.
  • Military service records and, if applicable, any Honorable Discharge (DD2-14) or documentation verifying military service.
  • Cemetery information if the decedent or someone in the family owns cemetery plots that you would like to use.
  • Insurance information, policy or policy number, if you intend to use a life insurance policy to pay for the funeral expenses.  Please note: The policy must be effective for at least two years in order to be applied to cover funeral expenses.
  • Clothing for the decedent: Women’s outer garments should be full sleeve and have a high neckline. You will also need pantyhose/stockings, underwear, a bra, full or half-slip. Shear garments are not acceptable.

Important Phone Numbers

Coroners Office 412-350-4800
Recorder of Deeds 412-350-4226
Register of Wills 412-350-4180
Veterans Services 412-621-4357
Bureau of Vital Statistics 724-656-3100
Social Security Administration 800-772-1213
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 800-827-1000
Crises & Suicide Hotline 412-820-4357
Reassurance for Seniors 412-258-0100
Sudden Infant Death Alliance 412-481-1410
Survivors of Suicide 412-624-5170
The Caring Place 412-544-1686
Compassionate Friends 412-835-1105
UPMC Grief Support Group 412-664-2057
Phone: (412) 823-4054
Fax: (412) 825-00210
East McKeesport, PA 15035
433 Lincoln Highway