hourglass.jpgSome people view obituaries as morbid stories, but in truth only one line of an obit deals with death. The rest of the story focuses on the amazing lives people lead. In 2015, these 15 obituaries featured the people who most resonated with me:

* Alana Baranick, obituary writer
* Leonard Nimoy, actor, photographer and artist
* Maureen O’Hara, actor
* Harriet Klausner, author
* Wes Craven, director
* Kenji Ekuan, industrial engineer
* James Horner, composer
* Bertrice Small, author
* Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author
* Ann Rule, true crime writer
* Mary Ellen Mark, photographer
* David Carr, columnist
* Roger Rees, actor
* B.B. King, musician
* Rudy Perz, ad man

Other wonderful obituaries that shouldn’t be missed (and people who shouldn’t be forgotten):

* Jonathan Crombie, actor
* Yogi Berra, baseball player
* Christopher Lee, actor
* Ben E. King, singer
* Jackie Collins, author
* John Nash, mathematician
* Terry Pratchett, author
* Bob Simon, journalist
* Stuart Scott, sportscaster
* Alex Rocco, actor
* Ruth Rendell, author
* Burt Shavitz, businessman
* Vincent Bugliosi, attorney