A Certified Death Certificate is necessary before anything can be done. A death certificate can be obtained through a Funeral Director. It is a good idea to obtain multiple copies of a death certificate as most agencies require a certified certificate and not a photocopy.
If you did a death certificate of a person that has passed for more then sixty days, you will have to contact the Pennsylvania Department of health.
Address: Division of Vital Records ATTN: Death Unit PO Box 1528 New Castle, PA 16103