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National Spotlight | May 24, 2015

Anne Meara

Actress and comedian Anne Meara has died. She was 85. Her husband, Jerry Stiller, and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday.

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In the News | May 24, 2015

Memorial Day Through a Veteran’s Eyes

David Danelo explains why Memorial Day feels different to those who’ve served.

Rita Wischmeyer
In Loving Memory of Rita Wischmeyer who passed...
David Grauman
In Loving Memory of David Willis Grauman who...
Arielle Brenneck
Arielle Ghika Brenneck September 15, 1936 -...
James Cozad
James W. Cozad, 88, of Lost Tree Village (North...
Richard Bryer
Richard H Bryer March 16, 1928 - March 11, 2015...
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In the News | May 24, 2015

The Obituary as a Cautionary Tale

When 22-year-old Clay William Shephard died May 17, 2015, his parents chose to share the story of his drug addiction with the world.

This Week in History | May 24, 2015

May 24 - 31, 2015

We took a look in the history books to learn who made news this week in history. View today’s notables or browse through other dates.

Did You Know? Some Chinese funeral attendees are given a red thread, which they tie around their front doorknob to ward off bad luck.
Funny Obituaries Obituaries usually inspire tears, but a few unique souls would rather make us laugh.
Inspirational Lives
Dorothy A. "Stella" Scrobola
Always had a hug and kiss for travelers at Wyoming Valley Airport.
Louis Giuseppe Volpicelli
Emmy winner who directed ABC's Wide World of Sports and Monday Night Football.
Betty Willis
She designed the world-famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign.
Emily Debrayda Phillips
She wrote her own funny, bittersweet obituary. It’s been shared across the world.
Jefferson Jones (JJ) Baskin
The philanthropist inspired thousands with his valiant fight against cancer.
Rhoda Winkler
The chief puppeteer of Howdy Doody, she delighted audiences.
Without heroes, we are all plain people and don't know how far we can go.
-Bernard Malamud
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