Tag Archives: Tributes

Till Death Do Us Part…Really?

As a Content Screener, I have friends I’ve never met. A mom writes two of her children regularly. She lost one to suicide and the other in the 9/11 attacks. I can’t fathom her pain, but I feel it in … Continue reading

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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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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 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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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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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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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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Special remembrances

As we wrote in October, many obituaries include a request for donations to charity in lieu of flowers.  We recently came across an “in lieu of flowers” request that struck us as special, as well as a great idea:  Jennifer … Continue reading

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