Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Bob Holcomb: 'Don't waste money on flowers'

HOLCOMB, Robert (Bob) Died a couple of days ago which wasn't exactly unexpected as he had been in poopy health for years. (H/T Jim Romenesko)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Frank Bucko, lover of all things New London

Frank Bucko, lover of books, classical music, Broadway shows (especially "Hair"), and humorous situations, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013. ... He was the kind of father who would build a snowman that was two stories high, climb to the eye of the Statue of Liberty, and spend an entire day looking for the best sounding laughing box, and, sometimes, he even did what his kids wanted to do.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Peter Worthington: The Life of a Reporter

I regret, too, the nuisance for them of a funeral which they may hope will be well attended, but which I know won’t be, because I tend to be a loner who treated most people decently, but who never encouraged intimacy. My reservations are meaningless and will be ignored. Pity I wasn’t a drinker, then everyone could feel superior and forgive a weakness. (H/T: Peter Elikann)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Poor Waffle House, Antonia Larroux

Waffle House lost a loyal customer on April 30, 2013. Antonia W. "Toni" Larroux died after a battle with multiple illnesses: lupus, rickets, scurvy, kidney disease and feline leukemia. She had previously conquered polio as a child contributing to her unusually petite ankles and the nickname "polio legs" given to her by her ex-husband, Jean F. Larroux, Jr.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

And ... we're off: Barbara McClelland Delahunty, 80

Barbara McClelland Delahunty, 80, of Red Wing, lifelong obituary aficionado, became the subject of her favorite form of literature on April 27. (H/T) Jim Romenesko