Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"Died with his Nikes on"

James J. Fischer, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of the Department of Therapeutic Radiology at the Yale School of Medicine from 1972 to 2002, died suddenly with his Nikes on while running on the beach near his home in Madison on Feb. 22, 2012.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

"She was a dear"

Later in life it was joked that her "hobby" was to attend just about every neighbor's or local Irishman's wake. A good many people were thus introduced to her most excellent Irish Soda Bread. And, as in every life, some of her wishes never came true including her most fervent desire that "Murphy's Bar burn down."

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


ANELLO, Josie, 94, Tampa, passed February 11, 2012, peacefully at home. She was a loving faithful Wife of 68 years to Vic Anello, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her Son, 'A.J.', who loved and cared for her; Daughter 'Ninfa', who betrayed her trust, and Son 'Peter', who broke her heart.

(H/T to Carol Snyder Folze)

I love it when people are remembered for the food they created

Pat was completely devoted to her family and was renowned for her cooking, especially her meatballs. She always had an open door policy at her home which was always spotless. Pat was an honest person who was very well known for speaking her mind. She would call a spade a spade.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bud was a lifelong rascal

Bud was a fisherman. He impressively landed a 57 and ¾ pound striped bass on ten-pound test line while surf-casting on Martha's Vineyard. A complicated man who relished a great joke and good Irish whiskey, he was proud of his family, adored the ocean, enjoyed college basketball, and loved cats. He had a lethal wit and a need to laugh, and all each entails.

Monday, February 20, 2012

John Fairfax, rowed across oceans

At 9, he settled a dispute with a pistol. At 13, he lit out for the Amazon jungle.

At 20, he attempted suicide-by-jaguar.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A bowler robbed

He had a 200 average at the age of 80 and got robbed of a 300 game on March 8, 2007, when his 12th ball left a solid 10 pin for a 299 game.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Another way to look at luxury ...

Since I have the luxury of a terminal illness and the experience of having been an obituary writer I have chosen to write my own obituary.

(H/T to Jan Peterson!)

A woman after my own heart

A newspaper reporter to the end, Miley even prepared a news release about her death. "Marge Miley has met her last deadline," it began.

(H/T to Jim Romenesko!)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Vintage Batman!

Chris was an avid reader, a talented artist, was always impeccably dressed, perpetually late, enjoyed movies, and was a collector of vintage Batman memorabilia. He also had a passion for cars, "a car for every occasion", he would say.