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"

Mark Leslie Adams

Bass player for Slave -- via Soul Tracks.

Cato T. Walker III

Saxophonist, band leader and road manager -- via the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

Anthony Brooke

One-time Acting Rajah of Sarawak, soldier and roving diplomat for peace -- via the Telegraph.

Irvin Leigh Matus

Penniless, brilliant Shakespeare scholar -- via the Washington Post.