"How are we to help those who die and those who have died?" --
Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

"By writing or reading obituaries,
we can discover ways to make our time on earth more worthwhile, more productive, more meaningful to others." -- Alana Baranick, "Life on the Death Beat"

"'I always read the obituaries in The Times,' I explained to her. 'They make me bloody glad to be alive.'" -- John Mortimer, "Rumpole's Return"


Yes, sometimes even we take one. Apologies to faithful readers; we will be stepping away from writing and posting for Thanksgiving break. See you in December! Have a safe and fun holiday.

Jim Stump

Former MLB pitcher -- via legacy.com.

Bobby Paul Barker

Singer and songwriter -- via tributes.com.

Andre Valmy

Actor -- via Purepeople. AKA Andre Antoine Marius Dugenet.

Antony Carbone

Actor -- via MooseRoots.