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Notable Deaths | July 05, 2015

Burt Shavitz

Burt Shavitz, the Maine beekeeper and cofounder of Burt’s Bees whose face and untamed beard have been featured on thousands of cases of natural cosmetics, died Sunday of respiratory complications in Bangor, Maine.

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Notable Stories | July 05, 2015

4th of July Memories

This week we share five condolence messages honoring 4th of July memories.

Rita Wischmeyer
In Loving Memory of Rita Wischmeyer who passed...
David Grauman
In Loving Memory of David Willis Grauman who...
ESTELL BROWNE
Skip Browne, 97, entered Eternal Life on May 5,...
Marion Tridle
Marion R. "Russ" Tridle July 5, 1923-February 5,...
E. Eggleston
E. Leland "Lee" Eggleston, M.D. passed away...
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Advice & Support | July 05, 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 | July 05, 2015

July 5 - July 12, 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? Ancient Greeks and Romans placed a coin in the mouth of the deceased as payment to the ferryman Charon for passage across the river Styx to the afterlife.
Funny Obituaries Obituaries usually inspire tears, but a few unique souls would rather make us laugh.
Inspirational Lives
Maurie Berman
Founder of Chicago's iconic Superdawg Drive-In.
Elisabeth Bing
Pioneer in spreading Lamaze childbirth method.
John Crowell
World-renowned geologist who forecast surf conditions for the Allied Invasion of Normandy.
Dianne White Clatto
She was the first African-American weathercaster in the country.
Tamara Fox Meyerson
President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Preferred Medical Plan.
Dorothy A. "Stella" Scrobola
Always had a hug and kiss for travelers at Wyoming Valley Airport.
Family is the most important thing in the world.
-Princess Diana
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