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"

Jerome Horwitz

Researcher who created AZT, the first effective drug to fight AIDS -- via the New York Times.

Claudine Mawby Walker

The last of the three Mawby "triplets," child stars of early sound film --via the New York Times.


William Duckworth

Composer, author, and performer -- via the New York Times.

Dorothy Carter

Actress, author, and educator -- via the New York Daily News.

K Lal aka Kantilal Vora

Magician -- via the Times of India.