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From: Evelyn Hendricks <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] OT: Date of death
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 16:43:39 -0400
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The time of death on my mother's death certificate is not correct either. I
know she died about 5:30 in the morning. The care person called me. After I
arrived the rescue squad who had to be called took her to the hospital. The
doctor finally got around to pronouncing her dead about 8:30 in the
morning. I wonder how many certificates are not correct.
Another thing. Just because you can't find a death certificate does not
mean that the person did not die where you thought they might. My
grandmother died in 1950 but neither the county or state has a death
certificate for her. Neither is there one for my great-grandmother who died
in 1933 at age 92. Sometimes the person who was responsible for filing them
was negligent.

At 02:10 PM 10/23/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>Okay, I have too much time on my hands, or I am not getting enough sleep. :)
>Mom and I were discussing last night what would happen when dad passed away
>if say he died at 11:30 PM on a Thursday night. We are about 45 mins to an
>hour away from the Hospice nurses. We have to call Hospice, the nurse comes
>and pronounces him dead, and that is the date and time that goes on the death
>So if he passes at 11:30 PM on Thursday, and we call Hospice, and they come
>and pronounce him dead on 12:25 AM on Friday, which should I use as his date
>of death. The time I KNOW he died, or the OFFICIAL time of death?
>Sorry, I told you I had too much time on my hands. <G>
>Teresa Ghee Elliott- still caring for dad, and not sleeping. <G>
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