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.
writers were kids starting out and old-timers winding down.
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.