First and foremost, you should be absolutely certain of the owner's death before taking any action.  A supposition that an owner "possibly passed" is not enough.  Many cache owners lose interest in the hobby and neglect their remaining caches.   That said, here is some guidance for situations where the owner of a cache has passed away.   Archived caches cannot be unarchived for purposes of facilitating an adoption.  You can place a new cache of your own at the same location,
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