Category Archives: Legacy.com Remembers

We put the spotlight on individuals and groups who have shaped our world or touched our lives.

Team Spirit

A Nascar fan whose ashes took a few laps around the track, a Dallas Cowboys fan who wanted all who attended her service to wear Cowboys gear, an Orioles fan whose family chose an Orioles-themed casket…these and more true sports fans … Continue reading

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Legacy of a 9/11 victim

A 41 year old patrolman who had worked for the New York Police Department for 17 years, Robert Fazio Jr. was three years away from retirement when he saw the first plane hit the World Trade Center.  He was called from … Continue reading

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Remembering with Memorial Sites

Six years ago today, we were stunned by the news that Comair Flight 5191 had crashed shortly after takeoff, killing 49 of the 50 people aboard.  We immediately created a Guest Book through which people could share condolences for all … Continue reading

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1,000 stories – and more to come

We recently passed an exciting milestone on The Obit Report – we posted our 1,000th story. On The Obit Report, we share stories of the fascinating lives we read about every day here at Legacy.com – both celebrities we miss, … 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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Father’s Day

Today we celebrate fathers – we show a little extra love to the ones who are still here with us, and we remember the ones who are gone. Here at Legacy.com, we’re honoring beloved fathers who have passed away with … Continue reading

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In Remembrance: Memorial Day 2012

On Memorial Day, we honor the men and women who have bravely served in our armed forces. All week, we have been collecting photos of beloved veterans from our users and featuring them in our In Remembrance: Memorial Day 2012 … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

As Mother’s Day 2012 approached, we at Legacy.com knew we wanted to do something special to honor all the mothers and mother figures that our site visitors have lost. There are many things that can vividly remind us of a … Continue reading

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Sharing baby photos with obstetricians

Next week is my daughter Josie’s first birthday.  It’s been a year full of smiles, laughter, and adventure.  And the 9 months leading up to her birth were no different.  During that time, I visited my obstetrician more than a … Continue reading

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5 years later: remembering the Virginia Tech shootings

Like millions of people across the country, we at Legacy.com were stunned and saddened by the news of the shootings at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007.  As people struggled to make sense of the shootings, we did what we … Continue reading

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