Committee Meetings
When: The 4th Monday of each month at 10 a.m.
Where: Sylvan Way Branch, Kitsap Regional Library (KRL)
             1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, Washington

Chairperson: Jeanne Menchenton

Jeanne Menchenton and Bev Nelson filing Obits

Committee members began meeting in 1999 to record obituaries into a card file system and enter the names into a database. Our obituary files include information dating back to 1891 and were obtained primarily from local and regional newspapers.  We officially stopped collecting obituaries August 31, 2012, due to space limitations and the availability of recent obituaries in the online editions of local and regional newspapers. We do, however, have a few obituaries for 2013. If you would like to request a copy of an obituary, please submit an Obituary Research Request Form.

If you have obituaries of people who lived in Kitsap County, please contact the Obituary Project Chairperson so your information can be incorporated into our existing obituary file. Please include death date and newspaper name and date, if known.


While we are no longer collecting obituaries, we are working with funeral home records. If you have questions about our work or you are interested in joining our committee, please contact the Obituary Project Chairperson by clicking here.

The index of obituaries on file in the Genealogy Center at the Kitsap Regional Library's Sylvan Way branch can be found by clicking on the following link.

Click Here to Open Obituary File

Obituary Abbreviation Key