"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"

Lawrence Guyot

Civil rights leader -- via Yahoo News.

Deborah Raffin

Actress and audiobook publisher -- via the New York Times.

Art Ginsburg aka Mr. Food

Chef and educator -- via the New York Times.