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Notable Deaths | August 28, 2015

Al Arbour

Al Arbour, who coached the NHL's New York Islanders from 1973 through 1994, winning four consecutive Stanley Cup championships along the way, has died following a long illness. He was 82.

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Notable Stories | August 28, 2015

100 Million Guest Book Entries

Legacy.com recently reached a milestone — our 100 millionth Guest Book entry. In honor of the occasion, we asked our screeners to share some thoughts about their work.

WUNDERLIN Charles Francis, age 95, of...
Norman Stein
In Loving Memory Norman Stein Jan 17, 1933 - Nov...
Earl Holzer
Earl R. Holzer, age 79 years, of Clintonville...
Bernard Kahley
DOVER Bernard E. (Sonny) Kahley, husband of June...
Raymond Lyles
Raymond L. Lyles Sr., 80 of Harrisburg,...
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Advice & Support | August 28, 2015

Funeral Etiquette

Expert advice on funeral etiquette, how to plan a memorial service, mourning customs in different faiths, and more.

This Week in History | August 28, 2015

August 23 - 30, 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
Janice "Coach Janice" Van Gorp
Coach was an inspirational role model and a constant source of encouragement for many...
Elsie Hillman
Political leader and active philanthropist
Russell Dohner
Doctor who never charged more than $5 for an office visit
Howard Jones
Surgeon who pioneered in vitro fertilization
Gail Gorski
United Airline's first female pilot, she was a pioneer for women in aviation.

Wayne Carson
Hall of Fame songwriter of No. 1 hit "The Letter"
We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
-Mother Teresa
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