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Notable Deaths | January 28, 2015

Charles Townes

Charles H. Townes, a physicist who was a co-inventor of the laser, died Tuesday at the age of 99. Townes won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1964 for his research that led to the creation of the laser.

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In the News | January 28, 2015

“Being Mortal” by Dr. Atul Gawande

A surgeon and best-selling author shares some of his latest work.

Elizabeth Freireich
Elizabeth Freireich, (nee Neumann), a Holocaust...
Leslie Prince
PRINCE, Leslie 87, of Aventura, Fl passed away...
Hertha Proskauer
HERTHA LANGE PROSKAUER, passed away peacefully on...
Leon Schipper
Leon Schipper, a Holocaust Survivor, of Sherman...
Margo Stricker
Funeral services for Margo Stricker will be held...
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Grief Support | January 28, 2015

Moving Forward, Connected Still

It is said that in order to heal from the pain of grief, we must grow beyond our loved one's presence in our life and that this means we leave behind the life we once had and move forward to create a new one. However, we do not heal from leaving our loved ones behind. We heal from bringing them with us.

This Week in History | January 28, 2015

January 25 - February 1, 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? Though used interchangeably today, gravestones and tombstones were once two different things: the marker on top of a gravesite and the coffin's stone lid.
Funny Obituaries Obituaries usually inspire tears, but a few unique souls would rather make us laugh.
Inspirational Lives
Stuart Scott
A longtime ESPN personality, Scott never let cancer destroy his winning outlook.
Charlie Hebdo shooting victims
The 12 who died in the Paris attack have inspired an outcry heard around the world.
Elizabeth Edwards
She's remembered for being both a savvy political adviser and a wonderful mother.
Matthew Jacko
A brave 7-year-old who launched a project to give stuffed animals to other sick children.
Eric Lentz
He created an idyllic camp for young cancer patients before dying of cancer himself.
Tugce Albayrak
She died on her 23rd birthday after struggling to protect two younger girls.
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
-Jackie Robinson
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