Friday, October 7, 2022

Thomas Quigley, 93, had a passion for listening to the weather on the morning radio

He had a passion for listening to the weather on the morning radio, grapefruit, Corn Flakes, and evening NY Yankees baseball.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Bill Schmidt, 90, 'loved carving Christmas goose'

Bill was big-hearted, sentimental, enthusiastic and often blunt. His favorite song was "Something," by the Beatles. He enjoyed history, international affairs, and could have taught courses on World War II from memory. ... Bill loved dogs, gardening and putting on a tuxedo for formal occasions. He was old school. His hero was Winston Churchill. He loved classical music, the tango, and carving Christmas goose with his trusty electric knife.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Remembering Jim Sheeler, obit writer extraordinaire

"Focusing on local people whose stories have never been told is one of the few things we have left," he argued. "It's something that absolutely should be expanded, and something that readers would pick up the paper for. It's not something you can do in a three-inch brief on the web."

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Lawrence H Pfaff, Sr., 81, got the obituary he apparently deserved

Lawrence, Sr.'s passing proves that evil does eventually die, and it marks a time of healing, which will allow his children to get the closure they deserve. Lawrence, Sr. can be remembered for being a father to many, and a dad to none. (H/T Peter Elikann)

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Maureen Brennan-Weaver, 'died before discovering what, if anything, she was afraid of'

In lieu of sending flowers, please plant a little something in her memory. Please also be aware (in her memory) that garden centers mark perennials down to unbelievable prices in the fall.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Mary Francis Green, 73, stayed up all night chain smoking and reminiscing

She enjoyed bowling and trips to the casino. One of her favorite things to do was stay up all night chain smoking and reminiscing about the good ol’ days. She enjoyed working at Dustex for the Lovell family. Her co-worker and partner in crime, Dean Webb, was an astonishing friend and the friendship lasted over many decades. The last 11 years of Mrs. Green’s life was spent enjoying every moment she could spend with her granddaughter, Kalie Wilson. Words cannot express the love Mrs. Green had for Kalie. Mrs. Green provided for all her family’s needs, including loaning money and bonding about every living survivor out of jail.