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"

Nachi Nozawa

Voice actor, performer and theater director -- via the Anime News Network.

Harry Mulisch

Author -- via CBC.com.

Mary Emma Allison

Co-founder of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF -- via the New York Times.

Denise Borino-Quinn

Actress -- via the Star-Ledger.