Coroners in Bradford are appealing for any friends or family of Thomas Upton to come forward.
Mr Upton, 80, was found dead at his home on Dalcross Street, West Bowling, Bradford on Bank Holiday Monday.
There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. It is believed Mr Upton was born in the Stockton area and that he might have family there.
Any friends or family of Mr Upton are urged to call Coroners Officer Chris Dolby on (01274) 475246.