Online Obituary Request
The Reference Staff will search up to three names for obituaries in the columns of the Daily Breeze (1966 - present) or the Torrance Herald (1914-1970). Requests must include the decedent's full name and date of death. Staff will only search for those individuals who passed away within the City of Torrance. There is no fee for this service, however please allow up to three weeks for a response.
Please check the Torrance Public Library's new Historical Newspaper Archive which is available for free and searches the Torrance Herald and Torrance Press representing over 80 years of hometown newspapers online.
Please check the Social Security Death Index and the California Death Index to verify the deceased's name and date of death.
For detailed instructions on searching for obituaries please see these instructions.