Death – Obituary Dad passed away 3 months ago today. Back in the dark ages, one had to have a li

Death – Obituary –

Dad passed away 3 months ago today. Back in the dark ages, one had to have a license to buy model rocket supplies. We took a class together and started building. I downloaded the 1973 Estes catalog and identified every model that we built.

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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.