Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Rick Stein, 71, flew plane into the ocean ... or not

Rick Stein, 71, of Wilmington was reported missing and presumed dead on September 27, 2018 when investigators say the single-engine plane he was piloting, The Northrop, suddenly lost communication with air traffic control and disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Rehoboth Beach.(H/T Carol Snyder Foltz)

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Jean Crompton, danced, traveled, and crocheted her way through life

After retirement, Jean became impossible to track down. She might be at a motorcycle rally or in Hong Kong. She crewed on a schooner, attended the Atlanta Olympics, and rode the river rapids, all in her 70s.

Friday, August 10, 2018

George Albert Lane set course for Elysium, Friday 3rd August

≈Wherever you found him, however he regaled you, George's salty wit never without the brine of his smile.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Garrett Matthias, 5, coming back as a gorilla

A private burial of Garrett's ashes will be held at a later time once his parents figure out how the hell to get his ashes made into a tree and locate a nature preserve, so his tree resides in a protected area.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Leonard Mason Smith, 86, died of 'none of your business'

Leonard Smith hated pointless bureaucracy, thoughtless inefficiency and bad ideas born of good intentions. He loved his wife, admired and respected his children and liked just about every dog he ever met. He will be greatly missed by those he loved and those who loved him. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you cancel your subscription to The New York Times.

‘New York Times’ Obit Writer Margalit Fox Retires

In the summer of 1994, I joined The Times as a copy editor on the Sunday Book Review. It was a marvelous section, awash in smart, lively colleagues and enticing, tottering stacks of books. But I pined for a writing job, and as my years on the copy desk wore on, I feared my own epitaph would say little more than “She changed 50,000 commas into semicolons.” (H/T Peter Elikann)

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Mary Farrell left one crossword puzzle unsolved

A ruthless Scrabble opponent, and a dogged master of crosswords, we send her home with one last puzzle: 1. Where Mary has gone. 2. It comes in iron or a legal folder. 3. Hank's credo " ______ give an inch". 4. Bumble ___. 5. English beverage, with a pronoun. 6. Opposite of 'different'. (H/T Peter Elikann)