Social Security Questions? Ask a Social Security Expert
You can request a deceased person’s Social Security number under the Freedom of Information Act, though the Social Security Administration charges a fee to do the search. You can visit this site to do the search: http://www.ssa.gov/foia/request.html#a0=1
The SSA should have his number available. I have attached a print of a webpage that shows his information in the Social Security Death Index, though Social Security numbers are not available.
I hope this answers your question. Please let me know if I can clarify anything or answer any additional questions, and I would greatly appreciate positive feedback. Thanks, Jonathan
The information in the pdf proves that the information is in the Social Security Death Index. I only receive a fraction of any fee you paid and there are out-of-pocket costs from the Social Security Administration for me to this information. I can get it for you, for an additional fee. I will post a service offer, if you are unhappy with the offer let me know and I will opt out and other experts can help.