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What a Week: Obituaries leave lasting impact

Original post made on Aug 11, 2023

The obits on our Lasting Memories page, along with those that run in our paper, always seem so insightful and heartfelt while also filled with such detail about the person's life. That's partly why I read through them so intently...

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 10, 2023, 3:58 PM

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Posted by Claudette McDermott
a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 11, 2023 at 10:53 am

Claudette McDermott is a registered user.

Love this article you've written Jeremy. I've been reading the obits since my mom passed in 2015, and I had to submit one for her. It was my first time, a daunting task. It was challenging to write because you do want to capture a life of a loved one, honestly and creatively, yet with the obligatory mentions of other family members, some I've been out of touch with and those that have passed. How do you encapsulate a life? That's the challenge. So I've been reading obits trying to catch the essence of those that have passed, knowing one day it will be my own others may be reading. At 67 these are my thoughts, provoked by your article :) Perhaps we may take the task ourselves while we are still alive, as to how we want to be remembered. Perhaps making it easier on our loved ones when the task may pass to them? Just a thought...

Condolences to you and your family with the loss of your grandfather.

Posted by Janeen
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Aug 11, 2023 at 4:47 pm

Janeen is a registered user.

Loved this article, Jeremy. I'm sorry to hear that Dr. Cheney had passed. He was my boys' orthodontist many years ago. And he was so gentle with my older son, Andrew, who has developmental disabilities. Dr. Cheney passed just 4 months after my dad, and was the same age. I enjoyed writing my dad's obituary - it was very therapeutic for me, as I imagine it is for many people, and it was in a March issue of the Pleasanton Weekly. Thank you for all you do for our community.

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