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"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"

Dorothea Tanning

Painter and writer -- via the New York Times. "The last of the Surrealists."



David Peaston

Singer -- via the Washington Post.

Mike Kelley

Artist -- via the New York Times.

Angelo Dundee aka Angelo Mirena

Boxing trainer and cornerman -- via the New York Times.

Robert B. Cohen

Founder of the Hudson News chain -- via the New York Times. I like Hudson News!

Omar Brebesh

Diplomat -- via the BBC.

Wislawa Szymborska

Poet and Nobel Prize-winner -- via the New York Times.

Homai Vyarawalla

Photojournalist -- via the New York Times. The link below will take you to a documentary portrait of this extraordinary pioneer.
http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/719/Homai-Vyarawalla/?pp=share

Rosette Lamont

Theater critic, writer, teacher and author -- via Broadway World.

John Rich

Television and film director and producer -- via the L.A. Times.

Henry Davis

Bassist -- via the Washington Informer.

Lyvita Gomes

American political prisoner -- via the Times of India.

Colin Tarrant

Actor -- via the Daily Mail.

Ian Abercrombie

Actor -- via the L.A. Times.

Nick Santino

Actor -- via the New York Post.