"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"
Bassist -- via ryanfunk.wordpress.com. His career stretched from the Electric Prunes to Smashing Pumpkins.
Artist who specialized in art on the subject of baseball. He was a Phillies fan -- via the New York Times.
MLB man, boxing trainer, private detective, actor, and long-time stand-in for Gene Hackman -- via the L.A. Daily News. A much more colorful and comprehensive obit from the New York Times is here.
Hall of Fame center fielder, primarily for the Brooklyn Dodgers -- via the New York Daily News. He was the last surviving player who was on the field when the Brooklyn Dodgers won the World Series their first and only time in 1955.