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  • Russ Kemmerer of the Boston Red Sox
    Red Sox pitcher Russ Kemmerer, befriended by Ted Williams, dies at 84
    Russ Kemmerer was one of the first retired major league players that I interviewed in my quest to put together a book about playing through baseball’s integration of the 1950s. What started out as a discussion of his early years in the Red...
  • Farewell Joe Cocker
    Rest in Peace Joe Cocker
    Nashville, TNUpdate: It has just been confirmed that Joe Cocker has passed away from small cell lung cancer.This morning the BBC reported and it was confirmed by Joe Cockers agent Barrie Marshall that Joe Cocker has passed away at the age of 70 of...
  • Longtime Niagara Falls restaurateur dead at 88
    Longtime Niagara Falls restaurateur dead at 88
    A Mass of Christian Burial has been scheduled for Saturday for a longtime Niagara Falls restaurateur. Domenico Angelo Barile Sr. died Wednesday at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence in Lewiston after a long illness. He was 88.Barile was born...
  • Kirk Douglas is not dead: People magazine mistakenly posted his obituary
    Kirk Douglas is not dead: People magazine mistakenly posted his obituary
    Did you know that some news organizations prepare obituaries of prominent people in advance but wait for the person to die before publishing them? They do that to be able to act quickly when the person actually dies.The Washington Post on Dec. 1,...
  • Mike Nichols and Elaine May
    Mike Nichols great on stage, best behind the scenes
    It is a sad day to report the death of Mike Nichols. Growing up in the “golden age of television” even as a child you looked forward to programming that featured the comic duo of Mike Nichols and Elaine May. Not only did Nichols break...
  • Where an Obituary Can Lead
    Where an Obituary Can Lead
    If you have not taken advantage of the resources that lead you to obituaries, perhaps this article will help move you in that direction. Observe how the details from the obituary of Mrs. George H. Edwards (d. June 13, 1915) lead to a variety of...
  • REBA says goodbye to Daddy
    Country and TV Star Reba must say goodbye to her Daddy
    Nashville, TNClark McEntire passed away last night at the age of 86. He suffered a stroke several years ago and never totally recovered. He had been living in a nursing home for the last couple of years.Both Reba and her sister Suzie and the whole...
  • Hall of Fame Songwriter Paul Craft
    Hall of Fame Songwriter Paul Craft leaves a legacy of music behind
    NASHVILLE, TNJust 13 days after being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN, hit songwriter Paul Craft has passed away. If you knew songs like, Brother Jukebox recorded and made a hit by Mark Chestnutt in 1991, than you knew...
  • GenealogyBank.com
    Strategies for finding obituaries in newspaper databases
    If you haven’t had much luck finding your ancestors’ obituaries and death notices online, you may need a few strategies to improve your search results.As an example, at subscription-based GenealogyBank.com, a simple search for Honora...
  • The death of a Long Island wine pioneer
    The death of a Long Island wine pioneer
    A wake will be held today and Tuesday for Dr. Herodotus "Dan" Damianos, 82, a pioneer among Long Island winemakers and the third prominent vintner to die this summer. "Dr. Dan," as he was affectionately nicknamed, died last...
  • Jay Adams collage
    Skateboarding's wild man, the oncomparable Jay Adams, dead at 53
    Jay Adams, a man widely regarded as one of the godfathers of modern skateboarding, died late Thursday at the young age of 53. Sources indicate that Adams suffered a massive heart attack. Though his later years were marred with misfortune, Adams is...
  • Mount Calvary Cemetery
    Four ways to enhance a Find A Grave Memorial
    Find A Grave Memorials can help those researching in your footsteps. Be sure they contain more than search just the birth and death dates. Enhance memorials by going the extra mile to research and adding:links to family members on Find A...
  • Robin Williams
    Running on empty, and ran out of laughs: Robin Williams
    Robin Williams left his spirit and a legacy of entertainment artifacts as a comedic genius would do as if he couldn’t help it. That is what he did. I saw him once riding his bicycle in San Francisco and it was a rainy day. I wondered why an...
  • Robin Williams
    In Memoriam: Robin Williams (1951-2014)
    Every once in a while a performer comes along who really strikes at the core of people. These performers stand the test of time, have their careers span decades, and find themselves into the collective hearts and minds of the general public....
  • Art Schult with the New York Yankees
    Art Schult, member of the 1953 New York Yankees World Series team, dies at 86
    Art Schult, an outfielder and first baseman who played parts of five seasons in the major leagues with the New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, Washington Senators, and Chicago Cubs, passed away July 25, 2014 in Ocala, Fla. He was 86.Schult was born...