"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"

John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce

Lou Lucier

Former MLB player -- via USA Today.

Gerard Parkes

Actor -- via the Huffington Post.

'Sista' Monica Parker

Gospel and blues singer -- via sfgate.com.

Geoff Nugent

Guitarist -- via hollywood.com.