Nina Lentini's Life Without End
A collection of lines from obituaries that enlarge our appreciation of the human spirit.
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.
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Labels: Corn Flakes, grapefruit, morning radio, Thomas Quigley, weather, Yankees
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.
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Labels: Beatles, Bill Schmidt, Christmas goose, New London doctor, sailor, traveler, unique obit
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Joseph Perrotto, 72, 'could say the Greek alphabet 3 times before a match burned out'
Joseph Perrotto ... disliked run-on sentences.
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Labels: Fla., Greek alphabet, Joseph Perrotto, Mr. Handyman, Mr. Wonderful, run-on sentences, St. Petersburg
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."
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Labels: Colorado, Dead Lines, Jim Sheeler, obit, obit writer
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)
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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.
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Labels: amusing obit, funny obit, Harrisburg, Maureen Brennan-Weaver, podiatrist
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.
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Labels: amusing obit, bonding out of jail, Chain smoking, Chattanooga, funny obit, loaning money, Mary Francis Green
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