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How To Write an Obituary: A Primer
By Jule Banville
The tips you need for crafting a compelling true-life story (plus: examples of obits that got it right).
When Your Loved One’s Last Wish Was ‘No Funeral’
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
Our columnist offers 7 alternatives for memorializing the dead.
By Stephen Miller
After escaping the World Trade Center on 9/11, I left Wall Street to become a professional obituary writer. I never looked back.
Reading ‘The Lives They Loved’
By Gabrielle Birkner
In my year working as an obituary writer, I learned just how extraordinary "ordinary" people can be. That's the prevailing message of The New York Times interactive feature "The Lives They Loved."
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