"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"

Masahisa Fukase

Photographer -- via harveybenge.blogspot.com.

Georges Sarri aka Georgia Sarivaxevani

Author and actress -- via indiebookspot.com.

Robert Dale "Hawk" Taylor

Former MLB catcher -- via the Southern.

Akae Baku

Writer -- via indiebookspot.com.

K S R Das

Film director and editor -- via the Times of India