Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Henry Norman Saurage III, left behind a sense of humor

I was sad to leave behind my wonderful high school sweetheart and devoted wife of 57 years, Donna Maddox Saurage. However I died at peace after hearing her say, "When you're gone, I don't want another husband . . . I want a dog!"

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Bernice Gordon, 101, The New York Times' oldest cruciverbalist

Mrs. Gordon began making puzzles in the early 1950s, but might have done so even sooner had it not been for the televised presence of M⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ B⬜⬜⬜⬜.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Daniel Manwaring Hunter, 70, "has left the building"

Since 2008, Dan had been in intensive nursing care on a ventilator. You'd think that would slow him down but no.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

And now for something entirely new: The Afterneath — 10 songs from obituaries

“The Afterneath" is a name that came to me, with a strange sense of rightness, when my grandfather was dying. I hope these songs encourage you to take a long view of this strange pattern we call human life, to see how quickly we sweep from birth to death, and how much wonder and bullshit can fit in between. (H/T Terri Lucacko)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Aaron Joseph Purmort, 35, protected Minneapolis for many years

He is survived by his parents Bill and Kim Kuhlmeyer, father Mark Purmort (Patricia, Autumn, Aly), sisters Erika and Nicole, first wife Gwen Stefani, current wife Nora and their son Ralph, who will grow up to avenge his father's untimely death. (H/T Lisa Sayers)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Salvatore Buchetto,66, measured out at 73 1/2 inches, and a bouncing 232 pounds, 9 ounces

Devoted to a malfunctioning series of TR-6 autos, Sal single-handedly supported the used parts industry for that model over the years. An accomplished photographer, his "Photography by Salvatore" business captured the romance of hundreds of newly wedded couples. He supported Native American causes through his visits to state casinos, and was widely-read through his frequent contributions to the Stamford Advocate editorial page on a wide variety of serious and satirical topics. In tribute to Sal, it's rumored that big screen TVs across the state will be dimmed to half-brightness, and take-out cups of coffee will be served only half full. (It is expected that profits at County TV, Best Buy, Dunkin Donuts and Donut Delight will drop significantly.) Sal was a long time member of Grace Evangelical Church on Courtland Avenue, and loved Jesus. (H/T to Peter Elikann)