Sunday, July 13, 2014


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Tommy Ramone
Drummer co-founded the seminal punk band the Ramones...
Charlie Haden
Groundbreaking jazz bassist ...
Rosemary Murphy
Emmy-winning actress ...

Legends & Legacies

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The Quotable Laurence Olivier

The Quotable Laurence Olivier


When Laurence Olivier died 25 years ago today at age 82, critics and fans mourned the loss of the actor considered to be one of the 20th century's finest. We honor the legend by setting the record straight regarding one of his best-known off-screen quotes: "Try acting, dear boy"...

Joseph Vlasic: The Pickle King

Joseph Vlasic: The Pickle King


Joseph Vlasic, who died 28 years ago this week, took the helm of his family's milk and cheese business just before World War II and turned it into a pickle empire...

Van McCoy: Do the Hustle

Van McCoy: Do the Hustle


While the name Van McCoy might not spark immediate recognition, people of a certain age do know the song and dance that made him famous: "The Hustle"...

What to Say – and Not Say – to the Bereaved

When someone you care about is grieving, it's hard to find the right words. Learn how to write a condolence note and get tips on providing comfort and support in times of loss.
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What You Need to Know Before the Funeral

Get expert advice on funeral and memorial service planning, funeral customs in different faiths, what to wear to a funeral, and more.
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How to Write an Obituary or Eulogy

Writing an obituary or eulogy can be a daunting task, but our experts are here to help. Get advice on what (and who) to include in the obituary, how to write a meaningful eulogy, and more.
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2014 Memorial Site
2014 Remembering celebrities who died and the year's notable deaths
Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial Site | Image Source: Flickr Creative Commons/Vince Alongi
Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Paying tribute to U.S. veterans of the Iraq-Afghan wars
Remember 9/11 Memorial Site
Remember 9/11 Honoring those we lost on Sept. 11, 2001