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OBIT. That particular solemnity or office for the dead, which the Roman Catholic church appoints to be read or performed over the body of a deceased member of that communion before interment; also the office which, upon the anniversary of his death, was frequently used as a commemoration or observance of the day. 2 Cro. 51; Dyer, 313.

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Usually a member of the family puts together an obit emphasizing the career or work of the deceased.
The New York Times' Maazel obit reported that the conductor's performances "could seem coolly fastidious and emotionally distant.
De Quetteville delicately suggests that The Telegraph prepared an obit when it learned of Prince Harry's first deployment to Afghanistan in 2008.
In an obit titled "Life's Lessons Learned Too Soon," Sheeler uncovers the values that guided Daniel Seltzer, a fifteen-year-old who died suddenly of complications from a previously undetected heart condition.
It was too sticky to deny McGuire an obit because staffers and McGuire fans clearly wanted one for him.
in his obit titled Minnesota Fats, A Real Hustler With A Pool Cue, Is Dead:
I like to compose the obit with a lively and/or life-defining lead and a satisfying finale.
Now, I will admit that in many small community papers, the dozen or so deaths that happen in a given day may not all have small brilliant stories to tell (there were a dozen obits I reviewed on that California newspaper web site and I only found one potential nugget).
The Los Angeles Times recently increased its full-time obit desk from one writer to three and is stocking up on advance obits.
On August 13 the banner headline of San Francisco's Bay Area Reporter screamed in bright red ink, NO OBITS, when the paper received no AIDS-related death notices for an entire week--the first such nonoccurrence in 17 years.
3) The Vespasian Calendar has numerous obits that do not appear in the Harley Calendar, while the Harley Calendar, although sparser, has obits that are not in the Vespasian.