You do not give us enough information to provide you much guidance. Are you one of the heirs? If not, you would not normally be in line to become administrator. If you are the only heir, then you could certainly do so. If there are others with equal priority for appointment as administrator, then you would likely need to have a hearing or provide the court with waiver and consent forms from the other heirs.
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If he only had bank accounts, he may already have already designated who receives the assets with a pay-on-death desingation at the bank.
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