Ukraine’s Death Workers: ‘If You Take It All Close to Heart, You Go Mad’

The people toiling in Ukraine’s cemeteries and morgues bear a silent burden as they handle the war’s growing toll.

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Mariachis Ride Into Uvalde With Songs of Heartache and Hope

With trumpets, strings and serenades, their music traces the arc of life. It often accompanies moments of jubilation, but it can also speak to a community’s profound sorrow.

#funerals-and-memorials, #mexican-americans, #music, #san-antonio-tex, #uvalde-tex

A Plea to Celebrate Life as Uvalde Faces Many Days of Mourning

A week after the shooting at Robb Elementary School, the nearly two dozen funerals have begun in a community that must contemplate an agonizing new reality.

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Grief Shame: Why We Judge Each Other’s Grief

A new classification in psychology has set off a debate over what should be done about “prolonged” grief.

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What the Racist Massacre in Buffalo Stole From One Family

Every mass shooting requires unique paths of mourning. Celestine Chaney’s family bid farewell to a mother, sister, grandparent and best friend.

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Palestinian Inquiry Accuses Israel of Intentionally Killing Al Jazeera Journalist

The Palestinian Authority reported its final findings from a two-week investigation into the killing of the journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Israel said it was still conducting its own inquiry.

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A Million Americans Have Died From Covid. We Need to Mourn Together.

The magnitude of the loss is overwhelming. Every person who died represents a community, a family or a group of friends who will never be the same.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #internal-sub-only-nl

Buffalo Mourns ‘Star in the Midst of Turmoil’ Killed in Racist Attack

Heyward Patterson, a 67-year-old church deacon whose life revolved around service and faith, was the first of 10 massacre victims to be laid to rest.

#black-people, #buffalo-ny, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #funerals-and-memorials, #patterson-heyward-d-2022

Despite 1 Million Covid Death Toll, U.S. Still Has No National Memorial

As the United States reached 1 million known deaths, there was no national, permanent memorial to the country’s loss. Some survivors have called for more to be done.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #funerals-and-memorials, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #united-states

One Man’s Choice to Be Cremated Under the Open Sky

A small Colorado town maintains the country’s only public outdoor funeral pyre. Philip Incao saw it as his own perfect ending.

#colorado, #cremation, #death-and-dying, #funerals-and-memorials, #steiner-rudolf

Israeli Police Attack Mourners Before Funeral for Shireen Abu Akleh

As hundreds gathered to witness the start of Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral procession, riot police assaulted the people carrying her coffin.

#abu-akleh-shireen, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #east-jerusalem, #freedom-of-the-press, #funerals-and-memorials, #israel, #palestinians, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #west-bank

Why a Bullet Is the Focus of Investigations In Journalist’s Killing

The Palestinian Authority said it would not let Israeli officials examine the bullet that killed Shireen Abu Akleh. Israel said that is the only way to determine who fired it.

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Biden Eulogizes Walter F. Mondale at Memorial

President Biden paid tribute to Walter F. Mondale, his former colleague in the Senate who went on to transform the office of vice president and died in 2021.

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Biden Leads Tributes to Madeleine Albright

The former secretary of state, who died last month, is being honored at a memorial service at Washington National Cathedral drawing much of nation’s top leadership.

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A Sea of White Flags Honoring Those Lost to Covid

Mourners from across the country gathered on the National Mall to honor loved ones.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #documentary-films-and-programs, #funerals-and-memorials, #national-mall-washington-dc, #washington-dc

What Good Friday and Easter Say About Black Suffering

Jesus’s story does not end with his crucifixion. Similarly, racist violence will not have the final word.

#black-people, #christians-and-christianity, #crosses-and-crucifixes, #easter-and-holy-week, #funerals-and-memorials, #jesus-christ

Prince Andrew, Banished From Royal Duties, Escorts Queen to Memorial

The prince’s conspicuous public appearance at the service for his father, Prince Philip, who died last year, sent an unmistakable message of support by a 95-year-old mother for her disgraced son.

#buckingham-palace, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #funerals-and-memorials, #great-britain, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Revered Jewish Sage Buried in One of the Largest Gatherings in Israel’s History

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis shut down large parts of central Israel to attend the funeral of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, an influential spiritual leader.

#bnei-brak-israel, #clergy, #funerals-and-memorials, #jews-and-judaism, #kanievsky-chaim, #orthodox-judaism, #rabbis

Why New York Needs a Covid Memorial

New York needs a way to come together.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #new-york-city, #social-conditions-and-trends

Mardi Gras Resumes in New Orleans After Pandemic Lull

Costumed crowds lined parade routes, raising hopes about the city’s resurgence from devastating pandemic losses.

#bourbon-street, #cantrell-latoya, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials, #mardi-gras, #new-orleans-la

You Can Take It With You, if the Grave Is Deep Enough

Sometimes apocryphal, often outrageous: stories of car lovers who were buried with their prized possessions.

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The Ukraine Crisis: Will Sanctions Against Russia Work?

A reader calls for stronger action; another urges that China impose sanctions. Also: Dr. Paul Farmer; breast cancer; funeral expenses; the Trump G.O.P.

#breast-cancer, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #farmer-paul-e, #funerals-and-memorials, #putin-vladimir-v, #republican-party, #russia, #trump-donald-j, #ukraine, #vaccination-and-immunization, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Highgate Cemetery: A City of the Dead That Inspires the Living

Highgate Cemetery is the final resting place for about 170,000 Londoners, among them the famous, the infamous and the ordinary. Since the start of the pandemic, its leafy pathways have taken on new meaning for some in the city.

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Suspect Accused of Killing Christina Yuna Lee Charged With Murder

Ms. Lee, who was described as “irreplaceable,” was stabbed to death in her apartment after a man followed her into her building.

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Covid Funeral Assistance Is an Underused Program

The government will reimburse up to $9,000 in funeral expenses for deaths related to the coronavirus. But most eligible survivors have yet to get relief.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #finances, #funerals-and-memorials, #national-funeral-directors-assn, #personal-finances

Cremation Borrows a Page From the Direct-to-Consumer Playbook

With names like Solace, Tulip and Eirene, start-ups are hoping to make cremation the next big at-home purchase.

#computers-and-the-internet, #cremation, #customer-relations, #e-commerce, #eirene-cremations-inc, #funerals-and-memorials, #morgues-and-mortuaries, #solace-cremation, #start-ups, #tulip-cremation-inc

Thousands Mourn N.Y.P.D. Officer Whose Dreams Ended With Fatal Shooting

Wilbert Mora, one of two officers killed after responding to a 911 call in Harlem last month, was remembered at his funeral for his warmth and compassion.

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New York Police Officers Remember Jason Rivera

He should have been the future of policing in New York.

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Funeral Held for Jason Rivera, NYPD Officer Killed in Harlem

Detective Jason Rivera, 22, is among the youngest police officers killed in the line of duty in New York City.

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Scenes From a Weekend of Mourning in the Bronx

Prayer services were held for 15 of the 17 victims of the fire that broke out last week at the Twin Parks North West building.

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‘Devastated’: Crowds Throng Funeral Service for 15 Bronx Fire Victims

Mourners crowded a mosque to say goodbye to 15 of the 17 people killed in the Jan. 9 blaze in a Bronx high-rise.

#adams-eric-l, #bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #funerals-and-memorials, #islamic-cultural-center-bronx-ny

Boris Johnson’s Office Apologizes to Queen for Parties

The prime minister’s office said it was “deeply regrettable” that two parties took place at Downing Street the night before Prince Philip’s funeral. Mr. Johnson was not accused of attending either of them.

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Fugitive Who Faked His Death and Fled U.S. Is Caught in Scotland, Officials Say

Nicholas Alahverdian, a suspect in a 2008 rape in Utah, was traced to a hospital in Glasgow, where he had been placed on a ventilator with Covid-19, the authorities said.

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Harry Reid’s Memorial Draws Tributes From Biden and Obama

Some of the country’s most prominent Democrats recounted tales showcasing the former Senate majority leader’s tenacity and modesty.

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How to Help Someone With Grief After a Sudden Death

Here’s how to offer support to someone grieving after an unexpected death.

#content-type-service, #deaths-fatalities, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #psychology-and-psychologists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

With a Simple Funeral, South Africa Bids Farewell to Desmond Tutu

The archbishop and Nobel laureate left plans for an unostentatious ceremony, which were stripped back further under Covid restrictions.

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In Remembering Tutu, South Africa Reckons With Lasting Challenges

Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s death has reignited a public conversation about the state of the country’s reconciliation process and its democracy.

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South Africa Begins a Week of Mourning for Desmond Tutu

The cleric and anti-apartheid activist’s funeral will be held on Jan. 1 at the cathedral where he served as South Africa’s first Black archbishop.

#apartheid-policy, #cape-town-south-africa, #funerals-and-memorials, #south-africa, #tutu-desmond-m

President Biden Praises Bob Dole in Ceremony at the Capitol

As Bob Dole lay in state in the Capitol, the president and Democratic leaders recalled his appeals for unity, in an unmistakable message to the Republican Party.

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Event Planner Working on Bob Dole’s Funeral Is Let Go for Jan. 6 Ties

Tim Unes was helping to plan memorial events for Mr. Dole when it came to light that he had been subpoenaed by the committee investigating the Capitol riot.

#dole-bob, #dole-elizabeth, #funerals-and-memorials, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

A Black Man Killed by a White Mob in 1898 Finally Receives a Funeral

The mob killed Joshua Halsey and up to 250 other people that day in the predominately Black city of Wilmington, N.C. Last weekend, city leaders and Mr. Halsey’s living relatives honored him.

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At Colin Powell’s Funeral, Washington Is Pulled Together

Republicans and Democrats, including President Biden and two of his predecessors, were at the Washington National Cathedral to honor the former secretary of state.

#funerals-and-memorials, #powell-colin-l, #united-states-politics-and-government

Blackfeet Nation Mourns Longtime Leader Chief Earl Old Person

Over four days in Montana, members honored Chief Earl Old Person, who led the tribe and preserved its history for more than 60 years.

#blackfeet-indian-reservation-mont, #funerals-and-memorials, #montana, #native-americans, #old-person-earl-1929-2021

Lebanon Observes Day of Mourning After Sectarian Clashes Kill 6

Beirut’s streets were quiet a day after gun battles between Christian and Shiite Muslim militias erupted amid tensions over an investigation into the port explosion last year.

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The Body Collector of Spain: When Migrants Die at Sea, He Gets Them Home

Martín Zamora, the owner of a funeral parlor near Gibraltar, has found an unusual line of business among the relatives of those who drown trying to reach Europe.

#drownings, #funerals-and-memorials, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #mediterranean-sea, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #morgues-and-mortuaries, #morocco, #spain

Here Are Some of the Photographs of 9/11

Photographers reflect on shooting the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and their aftermath.

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Twenty years after Sept. 11, a…

Twenty years after Sept. 11, a look at what we hold on to and what we choose to let go.

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Michael K. Williams Remembered By East Flatbush Neighbors

The actor, who was found dead on Monday, was remembered as a “regular guy” who constantly gave back to the East Flatbush neighborhood where he grew up.

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A Skeleton for Diplomacy: How a Plan to Reconcile France and Russia Collapsed

The remains of a Napoleonic general who died on a Russian battlefield came home in July. But the chance for rapprochement collapsed over concerns about Moscow’s policies.

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Donald Rumsfeld, Architect of War in Afghanistan, Is Laid to Rest

In a quirk of timing, the two-time former defense secretary’s burial at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday seemed to serve as a kind of coda to America’s 20-year lost war.

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