exordia

"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"

Deborah Warren

Actress -- via losandes.com.ar.

Jonathan Mane-Wheoki

Art historian and curator -- via Radio New Zealand.

Ed Nimmervoll

Milan Kozelka

Poet -- via idnes.cz.

Misty Upham

Actress -- via The Wrap.