How to Write the Name of a Deceased Person Who Had Many Titles?
How do you write the name of a deceased person who had many titles? What if the person was a mayor and had a doctorate?
Dear J.K.H.: How to Write the Names of Deceased Persons
Deceased people are listed simply by their name – (Full Name) – typically the form of their name they had when they died – without an honorific, courtesy title, rank or post-nominal abbreviation for degrees, licenses, honors or membership.
None of these are part of a deceased person’s name:
—-Honorifics such as: Mr., Ms., Mrs., Dr., mayor, commissioner
—-Courtesy titles such as: excellency, honorable, reverend
—-Ranks such as: ambassador, doctor, judge, or military ranks
—-Post-nominal abbreviations such as: M.D. or Ph.D.; R.N. or C.P.A.
If they held a variety of jobs, those details would be enumerated in a biography.
– Robert Hickey
How to Write the Names of Deceased Persons
How to Refer to a Deceased Employer on a Resume?
How do I refer to my deceased employer, a U.S. Senator, on my resume?
—-—-—-– Beth Acorn
Dear Ms. Acorn,
It is not necessary to mention that your former employer is deceased. It only matters that your employer was alive when you worked for him/her and that you are alive today.
– Robert Hickey How to Write the Names of Deceased Persons