Friday, April 30, 2010

Aw, how sweet for such a turbulent time.

He met the "love of his life," Bonette Marcolini, while flying kites in high school. He graduated from Xavier High School in 1969. They eloped on April 7, 1970.

Read more about Robert Michalski here.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

At first, I read it literally and thought the guy was unidentified

Did you know him? He died in his sleep on April 9, 2010, after a short illness at age 91.

And odd start to an obit ...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Another great obit from the Times' Doug Martin

She never hesitated to update her predecessor’s dictums. Emily wrote that a young widow should wear “deep crepe” for a year, then “lighter mourning” for six months, then “second mourning” for six more months. Elizabeth allowed as how a single season of grieving was plenty.

Monday, April 26, 2010


When he was young he was nicknamed 'Breeze' because that was all that you felt when he went driving by.

Read more about this automobile-o-phile here.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

And there you have it in one graf -- John's life.

John led a very active life before suffering a stroke. Come rain or shine, he would go out for long walks and jogs often stopping by Dunkin Donuts to chat with friends. He loved taking trips to Atlantic City, N.J., hoping to "hit the big one." Although he never did, he always had a good time. He enjoyed spending time relaxing in the park by the Connecticut River reading the news, feeding the birds and squirrels, and generally enjoying nature.

Read more about John Sullivan here.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Did she know you when?

In lieu of remembrances, Jean asks that we watch for her swift return. She says she'll be back as soon as she can.

Read more about this theosophist right here.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

His family feels ...

"loster than last year's Easter egg" without him.

His family feels ...

"loster than last year's Easter egg" without him.

His vast family feels

"loster than last year's Easter egg" without him."

Interesting person, this Kevin Nash Jeffries.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

He wore a size 9-narrow ...

Stanley wore a size 9-narrow shoe and bore a striking resemblance to Frank Sinatra.

Oh, ho! Found a good line on vacation in Charleston! I love that people write this stuff!

Read more about Stanley Levy here.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

From a Facebook group I belong to :-)

Overheard in the Newsroom #3991: Obit clerk to editor: “Let me know if that obit’s too long and I’ll start hacking off grandchildren.”

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Nothing like a vintage Schwinn, I say!

He will be remembered by many for riding around on his old red vintage Schwinn bike and the fun antics he and Frank would pull during the old "Venitian Nights" on the lagoon.

Read more about this lively man here.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hey, he was an egg farmer, after all ...

He was well known for his chicken jokes, which were oft repeated.

Read more about Farmer Doyle's life here. He and his wife were regulars at Brix restaurant in Cheshire.

Friday, April 9, 2010

What a slow week for good obits!

Just to let you know, I have been scouring for delicious bites of well-crafted obituaries all week but am coming up empty. I soldier on!

Meanwhile, you might enjoy reading



Sunday, April 4, 2010

The man behind Bill Gates

"And I began thinking, What if you gave everyone a computer?”

A bit of a stretch from my normal findings but one heck of a story. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A photographer who "abused in spades"

"He was 74, and honestly it was amazing he made it this far."

Much more about Jim Marshall.