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"

Gaston Vandermeerssche

WWII resistance leader -- via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Sonia Pottinger

Record producer -- via the Jamaica Obsever

Alton "Barry" Chevannes

Sociologist, anthropologist and peace activist -- via go-jamaica.com.

Reg King

Soul singer -- via the Guardian.

Ezard Haussmann

Actor and director -- via focus.de.

Rudy Regalado

Timbalero -- via World Music Express. Here he is rocking out with Tito Puente:

Chuck Ramirez

Artist -- via the San Antonio Express