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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"

Frank Cady

Great comic character actor in film and television -- via the L.A. Times. Cady will be best remembered as the inimitable Sam Drucker on the trifecta of rural TV comedy on CBS, "Petticoat Junction," "Green Acres," and "The Beverly Hillbillies."