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Notable Deaths | 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 27, 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.

Sandra Pitts
Sandra Jean Kelton Pitts August 5, 1934 ~ April...
Maggie Stucki
Maggie Brooks Stucki St. George Maggie Brooks...
Josephine Bentivegna
Bentivegna, Josephine (Miceli) Rochester: May...
Mildred Fife
Mildred "Millie" Fife of Mayfield entered into...
Marcia Jones
Jones, Marcia Shanton Marcia Shanton Jones, 80,...
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Advice & Support | May 27, 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 | May 27, 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? 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
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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