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"

Takaai Yohimoto

Poet, literary and cultural critic, social activist and writer -- via the Japan Times.

Herbert Carl "Hub" "Tuny" Andrews

Former MLB pitcher -- via the Dodge City Daily Globe.

Enrico Menczer

Cinematographer -- via westernsallitaliana.blogspot.com.


Dennis Bowen

Actor -- via westernboothill.blogspot.com.

Jose "Pepe" Rubio

Actor -- The Delta World.

Faith Brook

Actress on stage, in film and on television -- via the Telegraph.

Miguel Iglesia

Cult film director -- via westernboothill.blogspot.com.

Jay McMullen

Pioneering investigative journalist for television -- via the New York Times.


George Kerchner

D-Day hero -- via the New York Times.

Noble Fleming

Tea taster -- via the New York Times.