I worked in a web development company for 6/7 years reporting directly to the boss, it was a small company (10ish employees). I left a year and a half ago to go travelling and recently came back.
I would like to start working again, but I am unsure how to proceed with adding my old company as a reference. I am unable to add my boss as a reference because they passed away after car crash 5 months ago, the other people in the company either reported to me or don't know what my role entailed. I started in that company straight out of college so I do not have any other references in that line to fall back on (I do have one or two from the volunteering side).
I am really unsure how to proceed while staying respective to everyone involved.