Tag: In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Toni Morrison ( February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019)

Nobel laureate in literature and Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and essayist Toni Morrison died August 5 at Montefiore Medical Center in New York after a short illness. She was 88 years old. Ms. Morrison, who was born February 18, 1931 Chloe Ardelia Wofford in Lorain, Ohio, was an American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher and professor …

Continue reading

In Memoriam: Grump Cat ( (April 4, 2012 – May 14, 2019)

In is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Grumpy Cat, who entertained millions on-line, at the age of seven. Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss expression entertained millions on the internet and spawned hundreds of memes, national television commercials and even a movie, died at age 7. Her owners posted on social media that …

Continue reading

In Memoriam 2018

A look back at the celebrities, actors, political figures, musicians, singers, athletes and other people of interest who touched our lives that have passed away in 2018.

In Memoriam: John Sydney McCain (1936 – 2018)

Senator John Sidney McCain III (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018)   Lord, guard and guide the men who fly Through the great spaces in the sky. Be with them always in the air, In darkening storms or sunlight fair; Oh, hear us when we lift our prayer, For those in peril in the …

Continue reading

In Memoriam: Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018)

The Queen of Soul has left the stage. Aretha Franklin, died on Thursday at her home in Detroit. She was 76 years old.            Long may she reign in our hearts and souls.

I Have Been to the Mountaintop

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968 I Have Been to the Mountaintop And then I got into Memphis. And some began to say the threats, or talk about the threats that were out. What would happen to me from some of our sick white brothers? Well, I don’t know …

Continue reading

In Memoriam: Glen Campbell (April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017)

Country singer, songwriter, musician and actor Glen Travis Campbell passed away today at the age of 81 from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. From 1969 to 1972, Campbell was the host of the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS, a music and comedy variety show that aired 91 episodes. Among his 80 songs that charted on …

Continue reading

In Memoriam: Mary Tyler Moore (December 29, 1936 – January 25, 2017)

Actress and beloved icon Mary Tyler Moore passed away in a Connecticut hospital today. She was 80 years old. In her name sake 70’s TV , Ms. Moore change the image of women in America. Mary Tyler Moore (December 29, 1936 – January 25, 2017) was an American actress, known for her roles in the …

Continue reading

In Memoriam: Debbie Reynolds (1932 -2016)

One day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, actress Debbie Reynolds has died at age 84. Ms. Reynolds was rushed by ambulance to Cedars Sinai Medical Center earlier on Wednesday after complaining of difficulty breathing. Her son Todd announced her passing saying that “she wanted to be with Carrie.” Reynolds began her rise …

Continue reading

In Memoriam: Carrie Fisher (1956 -2016)

Actress, author and screenwriter Carrie Fisher died this morning in Los Angeles, California after a cardiac event she suffered on a flight from London, December 23. Best known for her role of Princess Leia Organa in the 1977 film “Star Wars,” Ms. Fisher also wrote seven books, the best known was “Postcards from the Edge” …

Continue reading

In Memoriam: Grant M. Haist 1922 – 2015

Last week, during the period of sparse posting, I attended the funeral of a friend’s great uncle. I never met Grant Haist, who passed away at 93 in Naples, Florida, but I feel like I have known him all my life. Grant held a PhD in chemical engineering, and worked for 33 years at Eastman …

Continue reading

In Memoriam: Mohammad Ali 1942 – 2016

The world lost an icon on Friday June 3 with the death of boxing champion and legend Mohammad Ali. He died at the age of 74 from septic shock due to a respiratory illness in a Phoenix, Arizona hospital. He was buried today in Louisville, Kentucky. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. on January 17, 1942 …

Continue reading

Load more