My father-in-law passed away Thursday. The house we live in now used to be my in laws'. We bought it from them. I went around to the neighbors and let them know he had passed. They lived here for 25 years so they knew the neighbors that lived here a long time very well. Well my FIL had a friend that he would golf with every summer. I think he used to work with him and they both had retired so they would golf together. I asked my husband about him and if someone should call him and let him know. (my FIL got sick and passed so quickly, most people didn't even know he was sick) My husband thought it was a good idea to call the friend. We asked my MIL if she knew his phone number and she said "eh, if he gets a newspaper, he'll see the obituary" But not everyone subscribes to the newspaper, let alone reads the obits! I feel bad because I can imagine this guy calling to ask my FIL to golf this summer, only to be told he's died! I found his phone number online. My husband said he was willing to call him. Should we call him??? I would just feel awful if a friend of mine passed and I didn't find out and wasn't able to attend the funeral.