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Notable Deaths | May 27, 2015

Dennis Sheehan

U2's longtime tour manager, has died at a Southern California hotel, a day after the band kicked off a five-night stint in the Los Angeles area.

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In the News | May 28, 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...
Elizabeth Davenport
Elizabeth Jane ("Jay") Kinnear Davenport, 86,...
Robert Johnson
Johnson, Robert Allen, 71, of Louisville passed...
Marie Klein
Sister Marie Klein, 102, died May 21, 2015, in...
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Advice & Support | May 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 | May 28, 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? 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
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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