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A Clever Euphemism About Death Brings Obituary to Life

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A Clever Euphemism About Death Brings Obituary to Life

Rose Davis (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)As a professional obituary writer, I’ve seen countless euphemisms used for the word “died.”

In an obituary that appeared in the Idaho Statesman, the family of the late Rose Davis found a fun way to announce her death:

“Rose Davis has left the building!”

They also provided a lighthearted accounting of her birth and life, as well as their eventual reunion with her in heaven:

“We miss you dearly and know that we’ll meet again. But, not too soon.”

 

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This post was contributed by Alana Baranick, a freelance obituary writer who lives in Northeast Ohio. She is director of the Society of Professional Obituary Writers and chief author of Life on the Death Beat: A Handbook for Obituary Writers.