"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"

Maeve Binchy

Writer -- via the New York Times.

Jonathan Hardy

Actor, writer, and director -- via the New Zealand Herald. Most notably, he wrote the screen play for "Breaker Morant."

Tony Epper

Stuntman and actor -- via emmys.tv.

Conrade Gamble II

Stuntman and stunt coordinator -- via the Hollywood Reporter.

Paco Moran aka Francisco Moran Ruiz

Actor -- via westernboothill.blogspot.com.

Andrzej Lapicki

Actor -- via rp.pl.

Ismail Hutson aka Datuk Ismail Omar

Actor -- via The Star.

Fern Persons

Actress -- via the Chicago Tribune. Known most for her work on stage and extensive work in Golden Age radio, in such shows as "Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy," "Author's Playhouse," "The Bartons," "Hot Copy," and "Midstream." Films include "Field of Dreams" and "Hoosiers."