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"

Maggie Stables

Actress -- via Big Finish Audio.

Raymond "Big Al" Brownley

Plumber -- via legacy.com. A humorous obituary.

Justin McCowan

Research volunteer -- via NPR.

Zhang Xianliang

Writer -- via english.eastday.com.

http://english.cntv.cn/2014/09/28/VIDE1411902604487710.shtml

Abdelmajid Lakhal

Actor and director -- via tunisie14.tn.