Tag Archives: Interesting obituaries

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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More Than a Teacher

Good teachers do more than guide us through our lessons and prepare us for standardized tests. They inspire us to love their subjects and to love learning all our lives. And the best teachers? They’re the ones like Dan Horyn.

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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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Most visited obituary Guest Books of 2012

As the year comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of the most visited Guest Books of 2012.  For each, we’ve selected a condolence message that represents the common themes among the thousands of messages we received. “To the families … Continue reading

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A fond farewell to a Texas icon

An October 19th fire brought an end to Big Tex’s reign as the most recognizable icon of the State Fair of Texas.  When the story broke, Dallas Morning News created an online obituary and Guest Book for him. Condolences and … Continue reading

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Two years of @Legacy

@Legacy is celebrating an exciting anniversary this week – two years of blogging! Over those years, Katie and I and our many guest bloggers have really enjoyed sharing tidbits about Legacy.com and memorialization with our readers. And we love seeing … 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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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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