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"

Würzel aka Michael Burston

Guitarist for Motorhead -- via blabbermouth.net.

Allan W. Eckert

Historian, historical novelist and pageant writer, naturalist -- via the Springfield News-Sun.

George Lang

Restaurateur -- via the New York Times.

Gordon Tootoosis

Actor on stage and on screen and in film -- via UPI.

Len Sassaman

Cypherpunk, cryptographer,systems security specialist -- via cso.com.au.