"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"

Bill "Moose" Skowron

Stellar first baseman -- via the New York Daily News. An eight-time All-Star and a member of five World Series-winning teams -- he hit 211 homers during the course of his career.