Death – Former UE Warriors coach Lawrence Chongson passes away – Manila Bulletin

Death – Obituary

Former UE Warriors coach Lawrence Chongson passes away

Lawrence Chongson

Basketball coach Lawrence Chongson passed away Sunday following a heart attack. He was 57.

The outspoken mentor was known to guide the University of the East Warriors for several seasons, including their runner-up finish to the Ateneo Eagles in 2009.

He also coached Boracay Rum and Tanduay for a long time in the PBA D-League.

Chongson’s passing came a week after the loss of legendary high school basketball coach Ato Badolato.


 

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.