Category Archives: Interesting and funny obituaries

We’re always on the lookout for notable obituaries, whether they’re especially touching, uniquely written, or are just designed to give us a chuckle. We like to share them with each other – and with our readers.

The Boy Batman

At Legacy.com we often tell the stories of people who spent decades working to improve the world. Sometimes, though, we find special people for whom making the world a better place just seems to come naturally. One of those special … Continue reading

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The Man. The Myth. The Legend.

The Legacy.com team likes to share with our readers obituaries of interest. Most often, we find ourselves sharing life stories that have moved or inspired us – a couple’s long-lasting devotion to each other, an individual’s tireless work for charity, … Continue reading

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“2 Tru Loves: Norma and the Sox”

When Allan Munroe’s wife of 63 years died recently, his family knew they needed to do something to help assuage his deep grief. They decided on a cross-country trip to see a love that was second only to his dear … Continue reading

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The best obituary ever

Shared by tens of thousands of people via social media, and viewed more than half a million times in its first few days online, Harry Stamps’ obituary is one for the ages. Many readers have declared it the best obituary … Continue reading

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Inspiration for smokers

November 15th is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout – an annual event designed to encourage people to stop smoking. It is intended to both provide tips and support for those attempting to quit, but also to draw attention … Continue reading

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Pet lovers remembering veterinarians

My dog loves the vet. It’s not normal, I know. Pets are supposed to hate the vet. But Toby’s got a few good reasons for his enthusiasm. He gets to go for a car ride! The nice lady pets him … Continue reading

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Top 10 hobbies mentioned in obituaries

According to the 2010 American Time Use Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spend an average of 5 hours each day on sports and leisure activities. And more than half of that time is spent watching television.  But watching … Continue reading

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Civil War descendants

I’ve been researching my family tree off and on for the past two years, and have written before about the usefulness of obituaries in genealogical research.  The other day, I told my brother I was making a list of our … Continue reading

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Famous for…

Obituaries often mention things people are “famous for” – spaghetti sauce, warm hugs, homemade cookies, smiles…with more than 10 million obituaries in our database, the list is endless.  Sometimes, I come across a “famous” reference that leaves me wanting to … Continue reading

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Top 10 death euphemisms

With more than 10 million obituaries in Legacy.com’s database, we’ve read just about every death euphemism you can imagine.  While approximately 6.5 million of Legacy.com’s obituaries indicate that someone has “died, ” more than 5 million use the term “passed … Continue reading

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