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A Checklist of What to Do When a Loved One Dies

Dear Savvy Senior,

What steps need to be taken after a loved one dies? My 71-year-old uncle, who's divorced with no children, has terminal cancer. He's asked me to take care of his affairs so I would like to find out what I need to do after he passes away.

Unsure Nephew

Dear Unsure,

I'm very sorry to hear about your uncle. The death of a loved of can bring about a host of different tasks and responsibilities. Here's a list of some things you can do now, and after his death, that can help keep a sad event from becoming even more difficult.



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