At Daunte Wright Funeral, Minneapolis Mourns the ‘Prince of Brooklyn Center’

The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy for Mr. Wright, the 20-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minn., last week.

#brooklyn-center-minn, #funerals-and-memorials, #minneapolis-minn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #wright-daunte-d-2021

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Prince Philip Is Laid to Rest in a Somber 50-Minute Ceremony

The televised and live-streamed rite afforded Britons a chance to witness a seeming slight easing in the strained relations between Princes William and Harry.

#funerals-and-memorials, #great-britain, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families

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Prince Philip’s Funeral Will Include a Call to Battle

The prince approved plans for his own funeral and, despite coronavirus restrictions, the ceremony will reflect his wishes, officials say.

#elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #funerals-and-memorials, #great-britain, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families

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In My Hometown, Opioids Are Still Stealing Lives

A decade ago, it was already a crisis. But it feels like its getting worse.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #fentanyl, #funerals-and-memorials, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #pennsylvania, #purdue-pharma

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Mourning Another Fallen Officer, Capitol Police Face Deepening Crisis

Officer William F. Evans was the second Capitol Police officer to lie in honor in the Rotunda this year, the latest blow to a department reeling after the Jan. 6 attack.

#attacks-on-police, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #deaths-fatalities, #evans-william-f-us-capitol-police-officer, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-capitol-police, #united-states-politics-and-government

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From William and Harry, Loving but Separate Tributes to Prince Philip

The brothers paid homage to the Duke of Edinburgh’s service to the nation and to the Queen, but also shared personal memories of their grandfather.

#elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #funerals-and-memorials, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #william-duke-of-cambridge

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‘I Know She’s Gone, but Why?’: Love and Loss at a Boulder Grocery Store

Funerals for the victims of the mass shooting in Colorado were being held this week. Teri Leiker, a beloved employee at the King Soopers store for 31 years, was among them.

#best-buddies, #boulder-colo, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #funerals-and-memorials, #intellectual-disabilities, #leiker-teri-1969-2021, #mass-shootings, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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For Prince Philip, Royal Family Plans Pandemic-Muted Honors

Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, will not lie in state for public viewing and the funeral will not be open to the public, in a nod to a ban on mass gatherings and the prince’s own wishes.

#buckingham-palace, #college-of-arms-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #funerals-and-memorials, #great-britain, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families

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We Weren’t Meant to Grieve Alone

We’ve been deprived of the last moments with loved ones and in-person gatherings to mourn together. What can we do to heal?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion

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When an Estranged Relative Dies, Some Face Grief, Regret and Relief

Some have regrets over unfinished business. For others, the end of an unhappy and complicated relationship just comes as a relief.

#death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion

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Myanmar’s Military Has Killed Over 40 Children Since the Coup. Here’s One Child’s Story.

Myanmar’s security forces have killed more than 40 children since February. Here is the story of one, Aye Myat Thu. She was 10.

#children-and-childhood, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #funerals-and-memorials, #myanmar, #politics-and-government, #tatmadaw-myanmar

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Mariachis Play On, Their Music Unsilenced by the Virus or the Deaths

Even as the birthday parties and weddings grew scarce during the pandemic, the musicians were increasingly hired to play at funerals, including those of band members.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials, #hispanic-americans, #mariachi-los-camperos-de-nati-cano, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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A Violent End to a Desperate Dream Leaves a Guatemalan Town Grieving

The trek from Central America to U.S. soil has always been perilous, but a massacre with many victims from one corner of Guatemala has shaken that country.

#central-america, #coffins, #funerals-and-memorials, #guatemala, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration

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In an Immigrant Family, the Tension Between Freedom and Duty

I lived without the societal pressures that would have existed for me in India. But when my father died, my sense of duty was profound.

#citizenship-and-naturalization, #cremation, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #immigration-and-emigration, #parenting

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The Sunday Read: ‘The Lonely Death of George Bell’

Dying alone can cause a surprising amount of activity. Sometimes, along the way, a life’s secrets are revealed.

#funerals-and-memorials, #new-york-city

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‘A Nightmare Every Day’: Inside an Overwhelmed Funeral Home

Those at Continental Funeral Home in East Los Angeles view themselves as working-class emergency workers. They have always done the work no one wants to, but now it’s to an extreme.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #funerals-and-memorials

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A Weekend of Mourning at a Los Angeles Church

A priest who was hospitalized last year with Covid-19 offered funeral Masses for two victims.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials, #los-angeles-calif, #zamarripa-jesus

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Honoring One Life Among 500,000

In North Philadelphia, a family gathered for a last day with “The Best Mom Ever.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials, #philadelphia-pa

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Giving Hope, and a Place to Mourn: Memorials to the Pandemic

How should we memorialize those who’ve died from Covid-19? In Italy and Britain, artists and architects are beginning to come up with answers.

#codogno-italy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deller-jeremy, #funerals-and-memorials, #great-britain, #italy, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Cornelia Vertenstein Gave Many Lessons Beyond the Piano

The lessons that the piano teacher Cornelia Vertenstein taught her students also resounded with many others, including me.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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My Mother Died When I Was 7. I’m Grieving 37 Years Later.

Delayed grief is sometimes triggered by an event later in life, experts say.

#children-and-childhood, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion

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Honoring Cicely Tyson, Harlem’s ‘Trueborn Queen’

Cicely Tyson lay in repose at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, where she had been a member for three decades.

#abyssinian-baptist-church, #funerals-and-memorials, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #tyson-cicely

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With a Mass Funeral, Yazidi Survivors Honor Victims of ISIS

#funerals-and-memorials, #iraq, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #murad-nadia, #sinjar-iraq, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #yazidi-religious-sect

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Biden Travels to Capitol to Pay Respects to Brian Sicknick

Mr. Sicknick is only the fifth person to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda.

#attacks-on-police, #biden-jill-tracy-jacobs, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #funerals-and-memorials, #sicknick-brian-d-1978-2021, #united-states-capitol-police, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Inside the U.K.’s Second Covid Wave

One hundred thousand people dead. A new, more contagious strain. The toll is close to unbearable. 

#cambridge-england, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #deaths-fatalities, #england, #funerals-and-memorials, #great-britain, #hospitals, #london-england

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‘It’s Still Getting Worse.’ Inside Britain’s Vicious Second Wave.

#cambridge-england, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #deaths-fatalities, #england, #funerals-and-memorials, #great-britain, #hospitals, #london-england

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Families of Indonesia Plane Crash Victims Begin Their Anguished Goodbyes

The authorities continue to piece together what happened aboard Sriwijaya Air Flight 182. For many victims’ families, the uncertainty has added to immeasurable grief.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #indonesia, #jakarta-indonesia, #sriwijaya-air, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182

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Zoom Funeral Tips

Holding a funeral or memorial on a videoconferencing platform like Zoom offers several advantages: It’s easy for distant guests to attend, and you can record it.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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A New Way to Mourn: An Update

A funeral, punctuated with technical difficulties and expressions of deep love, reveals the new rituals we are creating during the coronavirus crisis.

#canada, #computers-and-the-internet, #funerals-and-memorials, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #the-daily-radio-program, #united-church-of-canada, #wayne-irwin

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Holiday Cookie Baking to Connect With Those We Miss

At the darkest time of year, we bake our pain and loss into something to pass to others when it becomes too much to carry.

#cookies, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #knitting-and-knit-goods, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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A Deluge of Coronavirus Victims and a Brooklyn Funeral Home’s ‘Horrifying Disrespect’

Andrew T. Cleckley was the first funeral director in New York to have his license revoked over the way he handled the remains of pandemic victims.

#brooklyn-nyc, #cleckley-andrew-t, #cleckley-andrew-t-funeral-home-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials

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The Sunday Read: ‘The Movement to Bring Death Closer’

America’s home-funeral guides want us to be less afraid and more in touch with death.

#death-and-dying, #funerals-and-memorials

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Writing Into and Out of My Long-Distance Grief

Mourning on a wintry day at the end of a year that has all been winter.

#families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #michigan, #pakistan, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Long-Distance Grief

Mourning on a wintry day at the end of a year that has all been winter.

#families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #michigan, #pakistan, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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In Indonesia, a Blurred Boundary Between the Living and the Dead

The Toraja people of southern Sulawesi, one of Indonesia’s largest islands, are known for their elaborate death rituals, which include preserving and exhuming the dead.

#death-and-dying, #funerals-and-memorials, #indonesia, #photography, #sulawesi-indonesia, #travel-and-vacations

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As U.S. Deaths Approach 300,000, Obituaries Force Reckoning with Covid

Families of some who perished have written pointedly about the virus in remembrances. They tell of agonizing final days. They plead for wearing of masks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #funerals-and-memorials, #morgues-and-mortuaries, #newspapers

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‘Numb’ and ‘Heartbroken,’ the U.S. Confronts Record Virus Deaths

For the first time, the United States reported more than 3,000 coronavirus deaths in a day. But with cases still rising, experts warn “the worst is yet to come.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #el-paso-tex, #funerals-and-memorials, #los-angeles-calif, #morgues-and-mortuaries, #new-hampshire

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Of Death and Consequences

Religious Muslims in many nations are finding their sacred rituals of mourning disrupted.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials, #muslims-and-islam, #religion-and-belief

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Bergamo’s Covid-19 Survivors Carry Scars Unseen and Incalculable

Plagued by guilt, anger and regrets, those still alive in the hardest hit place in Italy, and perhaps the world, grapple to understand how the virus has changed them.

#bergamo-italy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #funerals-and-memorials, #hospitals, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Europe’s Deadly Second Wave

Summer vacations led to fall lockdowns. How did the world’s richest club of nations let it happen again?

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #europe, #funerals-and-memorials, #jersey-city-nj, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #new-jersey, #skyway-park-jersey-city-nj, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How to Cry With a Mask On and Other 2020 Dilemmas

Should masks be stored with the underwear or with the socks?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #face, #funerals-and-memorials

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Argentina, and Latin America, Mourn Maradona as a Man of the People

Known for siding with leftist leaders and causes, the soccer legend’s life, and his politics, never strayed far from his impoverished roots, and his fans loved him for it.

#argentina, #castro-fidel, #chavez-hugo, #da-silva-luiz-inacio-lula, #funerals-and-memorials, #latin-america, #maradona-diego, #politics-and-government, #soccer, #venezuela

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In a Year of No Trade Fairs, Germany Takes It Hard

Some big companies say they can do without them. But trade fairs are essential for those that can’t afford an international sales force, and play an important role in the German economy.

#barcelona-spain, #book-trade-and-publishing, #conventions-fairs-and-trade-shows, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #frankfurt-book-fair, #funerals-and-memorials, #geneva-international-motor-show, #germany, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #ifo-institute, #mobile-world-congress-trade-show, #north-american-international-auto-show

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Derek Fordjour, From Anguish to Transcendence

Woven into his new work at Petzel Gallery are lessons drawn from his own journey to art stardom, and from a year of Black grief.

#art, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #fordjour-derek-1974, #funerals-and-memorials, #hunter-college, #petzel-gallery

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Need a Good Cry? In Mexico, a Town Picks the Best Person for the Job

Cemeteries were closed on the Day of the Dead, depriving Mexicans of mourning rituals. But one town went ahead with its annual weeping competition, giving everyone a chance to share in a cathartic cry.

#contests-and-prizes, #crying, #funerals-and-memorials, #mexico, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Harrison Johnson, Pastor at Funeral in Mass Shooting, Dies at 65

A minister who doubled as a funeral director, he officiated at an El Paso service attended or livestreamed by thousands. He died of the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #el-paso-tex, #el-paso-tex-shooting-2019, #funerals-and-memorials, #johnson-harrison-b-jr-1955-2020, #mass-shootings, #reckard-margie-k-1955-2019

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In Azerbaijan, Pain and Loss Drive Fever for War With Armenia

As the country’s soldiers advance in the conflict with Armenia, every “liberated” territory is celebrated and tens of thousands of refugees plan their return to lost lands.

#aliyev-ilham-h, #armenia, #azerbaijan, #funerals-and-memorials, #international-crisis-group, #nagorno-karabakh, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Vanessa Guillen Died ‘in the Line of Duty,’ Army Officials Say

The determination means the slain Army specialist’s family is entitled to military life insurance, final pay and allowance.

#bell-county-tex, #fort-hood-tex, #funerals-and-memorials, #house-of-representatives, #houston-tex, #sexual-harassment, #texas, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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A Musician Revered by Iranians, But Banned by the State

Mohammad Reza Shajarian’s politics were almost never explicit, but the Iranian people knew he stood with them.

#funerals-and-memorials, #iran, #music, #poetry-and-poets, #politics-and-government, #shajarian-mohammad-reza-1940-2020, #tehran-iran

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My Brother Died and Reminded Me of These Life Lessons

I went home to celebrate Frederick’s glorious life and was forced to reflect on my own.

#black-people, #cemeteries, #death-and-dying, #funerals-and-memorials, #living-wills-and-health-care-proxies, #louisiana, #segregation-and-desegregation

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