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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.

* Loving wife and longtime girlfriend place dueling obituaries (phillyvoice.com)
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From longtime Michigan State University journalism professor Bonnie Bucqueroux’s obituary:
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* Journalism professor Bonnie Bucqueroux dies at 71 (lansingstatejournal.com)
* “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension” (wikipedia.org)

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From the Fargo Forum story on Doug Legler’s obituary:

* “Doug died”: Fargo man has the last laugh (inforum.com)

– 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.”

* Obituary for Peter Gus Nickeas (legacy.com) | A grandson’s tribute (facebook.com)
* Chasing mayhem with Tribune crime reporter Peter Nickeas (nymag.com)


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.”

* Lesley Gore dies at 68 (nydailynews.com)
* “Judy’s Turn to Cry” lyrics (songlyrics.com)
* “Sunshine Lollipops and Rainbows” lyrics (lyricsdepot.com)

— h/t Fran Fried