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What I've Learned From Writing Obituaries


A couple of years ago, my father told me he wanted me to write his obituary andgive the eulogy at his funeral. So you have some background, I could be considered a professional obituary writer, kind of.

When I was in college, my first journalism job at a local newspaper was writing obituaries. Nearly 30 years later, I am still known in my family as the obituary writer, and it is a position I am quite proud of. The best obituaries give you a glimpse into the heart of a person. It’s more than a list of dates and survivors, it is a written demonstration of a person’s life. Click here to read more.

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