Author Archives: Linnea

About Linnea

I joined in 2000 as an obituary writer. In the years since, I've done a little of everything for our Operations team, from content review to customer service to creating web pages for funeral homes to training new employees to my current position, Content Manager. I love this position, because I get to write little bits & longer pieces - whatever's needed at the moment - and I get to proofread a lot, satisfying my inner nitpicker. And I love being on the blog team, because I get to write interesting features for the blog. I love to write! In my spare time, I... can you guess?... write. I'm hoping that one day I can add "published novelist" to my bio. I also enjoy working in my vegetable garden and cooking, baking, canning, making ice cream, and pretty much anything else in the kitchen. I love to read, compete in trivia contests, and attempt to keep up with my Netflix queue.

The Man. The Myth. The Legend.

The 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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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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A 9/11 Legacy

Twelve years after she died in the World Trade Center, Maria Rose Abad’s obituary Guest Book has been flooded today with messages from children thanking her and her husband for their kindness and generosity. Intrigued, we looked into their story, … Continue reading

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Remembering the Fallen

On Memorial Day, we are asked to pause to remember the men and women who have fought and died for our country. We at are proud to dedicate a portion of our web site to memorializing these service members. … Continue reading

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5 Condolences: things my mother taught me

The best mothers do more than raise us and nurture us – they teach us, too. Of course, there are the early basics: Mom teaches Baby how to eat, how to get dressed, how to talk. As we get to … Continue reading

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World Cancer Day

February 4 is World Cancer Day. It’s a day when we strive to raise awareness of cancer in hopes of eradicating it altogether – and this year, the focus is on revealing the truth behind damaging myths about cancer. The … Continue reading

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5 Condolences: birthdays

Gathering with family and friends helps bring light into our lives, particularly in these dark winter months. And birthdays are one of our favorite reasons for a get-together. Whether we’re celebrating a milestone or honoring a loved one who has … 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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As Thanksgiving approaches this week, we’ve all been focusing on the things we’re thankful for. It’s a unique holiday, one that asks us to take a moment and forget about all the bad things that have happened over the past … Continue reading

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