A Clever Euphemism About Death Brings Obituary to Life
By: Legacy Staff
7 years ago
As a professional obituary writer, I’ve seen countless euphemisms used for the word “died.”
“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.”
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.