Robbing the bereaved takes a particular sort of evil, so let's not blame an already beleaguered press; Google is filled with stories of "obit
bandits" who strike the homes of people during their funerals.
"I used the same skills we use doing daily obits
on deadline," she says.
Rarely in the obits
do we read of her or his last words to the family.
While the Los Angles Times' obituary admitted his tenure at the Vienna State Opera was "troubled" and that he "ran into stiff opposition and quit after two years," the obit
was overwhelmingly positive, basking in the warm glow of a lead paragraph telling of the maestro's conducting of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl--when he was nine years old.
The secret of success of the mass circulation daily is not its scintillating editorials but the 120-150 obits
it publishes every day.
In Britain's Telegraph, where he's the obituary editor, Harry de Quetteville writes that he and his staff have "a large number of obits
, perhaps several thousand, in various stages of readiness." The age of the subject is the principal factor in determining whether to prepare an obituary ahead of time, but de Quetteville and colleagues also watch for illness, substance abuse, and high-risk jobs or hobbies.
: Inspiring Stories of Ordinary People Who Led Extraordinary Lives, a compilation of Sheeler's newspaper work, demonstrates that--whether the subject is a senior whose end was imminent, a heartbroken suicide, or a youth who met an untimely demise--obituaries can and should touch upon the essence of their subjects' lives; that is, the distinctions and values that fundamentally defined them.
Clancy describes his approach to the creation of 'Findetotenlieder': "By intervening upon Orozco's 'Obit
' I'm offering an alternative existence for the work, one in which its function moves from a piece of art to be viewed in space, to one which should listened to in time.
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McGuire's long feature-story obit
in the Post was a departure from the policy of Arnie Robbins, the Post editor.