Send this letter when you need to announce the death of an employee. You could also modify this letter as needed and send it to media, such as your local newspaper, and to organizations or businesses with which the deceased person was affiliated. Customize the letter's content based on the specific information you want to communicate.
[Your letterhead, if desired; if not, your return address]
[Date of letter-month, day, and year]
[Recipient's first and last names]
[Street or P.O. box address]
[City, State ZIP code]
Dear [recipient's name]:
It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the death of our longtime employee, George Gerard, on October 20th. As you know, George had suffered with a prolonged illness in recent years. Needless to say, we will all miss him more than words can express. He was not just our co-worker but our good friend as well.
We will announce details regarding the memorial service as we hear more from George's family.