The top obit was placed by Leroy Black’s “loving wife.” The second obit was put in the Press of Atlantic City by Black’s longtime girlfriend.
– h/t Len Iwanski
I was reading the Chicago Tribune on my iPad (via the PressReader app) while flying back from Denver last night and saw a familiar name in the obits. I guessed that the late Peter G. Nickeas was related to the Tribune crime reporter, and that grandson Peter wrote the obit (aka death notice).
“I did,” the journalist tells me. (He also wrote a longer tribute to his grandfather on Facebook.) “He was super proud I made it to the Tribune. He was serious about advancing the family name and nobody else in our line has graduated from college.”
I’m told New York Daily News associate sports editor Will Pakutka wrote this headline. Lesley Gore, who sang “Judy’s Turn to Cry” and many other 1960’s hits, died Monday of cancer. News sports editor Bill Price tweeted after hearing the news: “No Sunshine, lollipops or rainbows today.”
— h/t Fran Fried