Tuesday, December 22, 2015

William Fink, 46, migrated to the Cloud

William Ralph "Bill" Fink, 46, of Belleville, Ill., born July 28, 1969, in Belleville, Ill., encountered an unhandled exception in his core operating system, which prematurely triggered a critical "STOP" condition on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. ... Diagnostics indicated multiple cascading hardware failures as the root problem. Though his hardware has been decommissioned, Bill's application has been migrated to the Cloud and has been repurposed to run in a virtual machine on an infinite loop.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Steven Charles Buckingham, flossed his teeth daily

Steve flossed his teeth daily; he did not put Q-tips into his ear canal; he filed the family taxes in a timely manner; he used his blinker when driving, although he was less observant of speed limits; Steve always ate breakfast (Raisin Bran Crunch, black coffee), respecting the most important meal of the day. (H/T) Claudia Hearn

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Donna Rogers, 58, Fairfield County to the end

The Rogers family kindly requests that guests in attendance wear their favorite Lilly Pulitzer or Vineyard Vines outfits (no black please) in Donna's honor. (H/T Peter Elikann)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Elaine Fydrych, 63, asks that in lieu of flowers ...

Elaine requests, "In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary Clinton". Family and friends may share memories at www.GardnerFuneralHome.com. Gardner Funeral Home 126 S. Black Horse Pike Runnemede, NJ 08078 856-939-2095 (H/T TPM)

Friday, July 31, 2015

Nola Lorengo, 67, drank a lot of coffee

On Monday, July 13, 2015, Folgers Coffee stock price fell sharply on the news of Nola Lorengo's passing. Senior executives at Folgers called an emergency meeting to brace for the impact of an anticipated drop in sales. (H/T Jim Romenesko)

Coleen Sheran Singer, nearly 33

Coleen travelled extensively and did many wonderful things. She was particularly fond of an avant-garde theater in Washington, D.C. called the Woolly Mammoth. Coleen loved to pick flowers, shop for jeans, dance, work with crafts, and drink medium ice coffees. (H/T Laurie Petersen)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Kevin James Patrick Casey, 69, "the consummate postmodernist"

As the consummate postmodernist, he was inordinately vexed; possibly by a broken home, transcontinental train hopping, demoralizing encounters with politicos and literati, Viet Nam service (mostly in the brig) and younger brother Jeff's premature death. (H/T to Claudia Hearn)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Jesus Christ, son of God, king of the Jews

CHRIST Jesus Jesus Christ, Son of... God, died at mid-day on Friday after hours of long suffering. It was not a peaceful death. He was born to the late Mary and Joseph (with the help of the Holy Spirit). Jesus worked most of His life under His father Joseph... until He was around 30 years of age, when He began performing miracles, healing the sick, raising the dead, and claiming to be both the Son of God and King of the Jews. (H/T Terri Lukačko)

Friday, April 3, 2015

Emily DeBrayda Phillips pens the story of her life

It pains me to admit it, but apparently, I have passed away. Everyone told me it would happen one day but that's simply not something I wanted to hear, much less experience. Once again I didn't get things my way! That's been the story of my life all my life. (H/T Lisa Sayers)

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)