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  • AJ Pero dies at 55
    Twisted Sister drummer A.J. Pero: 1959-2015
    Twisted Sister drummer A.J. (Anthony Jude) Pero died today while on tour with his secondary band Adrenaline Mob. He was 55. No cause was given, but Adrenaline Mob's Facebook page said that Pero "peacefully passed away in his sleep this...
  • Mike Porcaro of Toto passes away
    ‘Toto‘bass player Mike Porcaro passes away at age 59 from ALS
    The world of music lost another icon tonight as Steve Porcaro verified via his Facebook page that his brother Mike passed away today, March 15, 2015 at the age of 59. Rolling Stone also covered the story about the passing of this rock legend....
  • Billy Block
    Billy Block ‘Mr. Nashville’ Rest in Peace
    Billy Block’s wife Jill has announced via her Facebook page that her husband “William Donald “Billy” Block died peacefully today, March 11, 2015 at the age of 59. He spent the last days of his life in a local hospice and he...
  • Actor Leonard Nimoy
    Leonard Nimoy, aka Mr. Spock, lives long and prospers no more
    Leonard Nimoy, the 83 year old actor best known for his portrayal of the logical alien from the planet Vulcan, Mr. Spock in television’s “Star Trek,” died at his home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles, according to the New...
  • Raul and Nick
    Raul Rodriguez, float designer extraordinaire and Rose Parade legend, dies
    There is no shortage of shining adjectives describing the work of Rose Parade float designer Raul R. Rodriguez. They can be found in obituaries reporting his death from cardiac arrest on Feb. 18 and in the hundreds of posts on Facebook mourning...
  • Newspapers
    I do not see my ancestor's obituary online
    Have you ever purchased a subscription to an online newspaper database and not found anything on your ancestor? What if you were advised first to check to see if the newspaper you needed was there first? In genealogical research, you look for...
  • Romo and Bryant wait for the instant replay
    Instant replay creator Tony Verna: A man and his legacy
    Tony Verna was a man ahead of his timeYesterday as most of the nation’s sports fans watched the conference championship games in Foxboro and Seattle, across the screen came the notification that CBS director Tony Verna had passed away Sunday...
  • Longtime Amherst restauraunt matriarch dies at 90
    Longtime Amherst restauraunt matriarch dies at 90
    A mass of christian burial was offered today in Snyder for the matriarch of a longtime Erie County restaurant and catering business. Louise A. McPartlan, 90, died Thursday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Amherst following a lengthy...
  • 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...