"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"

Salma Mumtaz

Actress -- via the Hindustan Times.

Gerre Hancock, Sr.

Organist -- via the New York Times.

Pio Zamuner

Film director and writer -- via westernboothill.blogspot.com.

Giancarlo Bigazzi

Composer, lyricist and music producer -- via westernsallitaliana.blogspot.com.

Penny Jordan

Prolific romance novelist -- via the Telegraph.

John Levy

Bassist, talent manager and Jazz Master - via the New York Times.

Rogelio Hernandez

Voice actor -- via the Independent.

Julia Carter Preston

Ceramic artist -- via the Guardian.

Robert Nelson

Filmmaker -- via the New York Times.

Mary C. Henderson

Theater scholar, historian, writer and educator -- via the New York Times.