So, I spent the day with my great Aunt today, and she was talking about her brother (great guy) who lives out in California and how her phone broke awhile ago and her only copy of his number was in it. So, I pulled out my phone to look up his number online and the first listing was his obituary. He died last May. It mentioned his son, and their family. It also mentions all his pets. It doesn't mention his two sisters (my grandmother and great aunt; who he was on great terms with because we saw him last year), or any other family on his side.
My great aunt found out 3 months after he died, and sadly from me. She was having a great day until then, though she's a strong woman. She's 83, he was 85.
What a way to find out your brother died or any close relative. But she probably wouldn't have known otherwise.