Category Archives: In the News

Jan Berenstain’s Message of Kindness

The first Berenstain Bears book was published in 1962.  In the years since, more than 340 books have been published in the series. In 2005, Stan Berenstain passed away at age 82 and Legacy.com posted an obituary and Guest Book.  … Continue reading

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Legacy.com welcomes Tasmania’s The Mercury

Tasmania is about much more than devils! Yes, Tasmania has Tasmanian devils, but that’s not all. Tasmania is also home to The Mercury, our newest newspaper affiliate. Located in Hobart, Tasmania’s capitol, The Mercury launched Legacy obits on February 5. A … Continue reading

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Most visited obituary Guest Books of 2011

As the year comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of the most visited Guest Books of 2011.  For each, we’ve selected a condolence message that represents the common themes among the thousands of messages we received. “I grew up … Continue reading

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World War II Memorial Site

With the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor just two days away, World War II veterans have been on my mind. So I decided to spend some time reading obituaries and tributes in Legacy.com’s World War II Memorial … Continue reading

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The mighty Electron Boy

I have read thousands of obituaries in my 9+ years with Legacy.com. But few have struck me or stayed with me as much as the obituary for Erik Martin, aka Electron Boy, who passed away at age 14 from a … Continue reading

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A dog’s love and devotion

It’s the funeral photo seen by millions – a grieving dog lying below his master’s casket, standing guard.  U.S. Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson was among 30 servicemen killed on August 6th an American CH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down by insurgents … Continue reading

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Honoring veterans

As casualties mounted in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, we at Legacy.com recognized the need to create a place where people could gather and pay tribute to U.S. service members who passed away.  In response, we created our memorial … Continue reading

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Our partnership with SPOW

In a press release today, we announced our recent partnership with the Society of Professional Obituary Writers (SPOW). Since mid-April, SPOW has been contributing to our blog, The Obit Report. Their contributions feature ordinary folks with great stories and well-written … Continue reading

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Grieving mothers form charity

In unrelated tragedies, five Park City High School graduates ages 17-20 passed away between February and September in 2008.  In the midst of their grief, these young people’s mothers banded together to create a charity to honor their children.  The … Continue reading

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Love letters from WWII

Jennie Lombardo was 15 and Frank Caputo was 22 when he joined the Army to serve in World War II. And that was the beginning of him sending love letters to her. Jennie and Frank married after the war and … Continue reading

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