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"

Lonnie Wright

Former football and basketball player -- via the Denver Post.


Dennis Bennett

Former MLB pitcher -- via the Klamath Falls, OR Herald and News.

Warren Luening

Trumpeter -- via allboutjazz.com.

King Stitt aka Winston Sparkes

Reggae vocalist and DJ -- via the Jamaican Observer.

Polina Kadiyska

Dancer -- via the Philadelphia Inquirer.