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"

Peter Neufeld

Victor Martinez

Writer -- via the L.A. Times.

Rose Cabat

Ceramic artist -- via legacy.com.

Mala Aravindan

Actor -- via gulfnews.com.

Kabi Laretei

Pianist -- via the Telegraph.