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"

Nello Ferrara

Candymaker -- via the New York Times. He invented Lemonheads! And Atomic FireBalls! And RedHots! And Boston Baked Beans! How cool is that?

Anil Mohile

Orchestrator and arranger for film -- via the Times of India.

Rick Behenna

Former MLB pitcher -- via the Times-Herald.

Herb Adams

White Sox outfielder -- via Legacy.com.

Bill Mardo aka William Bloom

Journalist who fought racism long before it was acceptable to do so -- via the New York Times.