I grew up in a household where my grandfather began the day by reading the obituaries aloud at the breakfast table because "everyone deserves at least one moment of recognition in their lifetime."
I am a researcher and spend my time dipping in and out of various print and online news sources. My work often involves waiting for people to get back to me, so when I come across news of a death, I have been known to look if it has been recorded to FindAGrave. My inate curiosity sometimes leads me to look for backstories and connections. There is something satisfying about linking memorials -- reuniting loved ones, if you will. To the annoyance of some and the delight of others, I am a stickler for fact and clarity so please don't take a suggested correction as anything other than an attempt to give those who are memorialized and those who read of them the most accurate possible remembrance.
ps. If I suggest a date of death, it is the date of death, not the date of interment.
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