Death – Obituary
Janice Kenik Fisher 1925 – 2021 Death Announcement BRUNSWICK – Janice Kenik Fisher, 95, loving mother, grandmother, wife, and aunt passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. Read her full obituary at https://www/portlandjewishfuneralhome.org/janice-kenik-fisher/ Donations may be made in Janice’s memory to the Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine at https://www.gsfb.org/ and The Southern Poverty Law Center at https://www.splcenter.org/
Obituary: Penelope Jean Andrews
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.