Popular Music Has A Place In Funeral Services

Popular music, especially the music of the 60′s holds a lot of emotion and artful production making it worth consideration for inclusion in funeral services. Thake for example Procol Harum’s “Whiter Shade of Pale”. The melody and the lyrics put it at th etop of my list of appropraite tunes for a funeral. The Bee Gee’s, “I Started A Joke”, is another song that makes my list. See the other tunes on our YouTube page. http://www.youtube.com/user/USObituariesOnline/feed

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Wyatt Earp, famous western figure buried in . . .

I knew that Earp lived for many ears following his glory das in Los Angeles. What I did not know was where he was laid to rest. Wyatt Earp was cremated and his ashes were kept for a time by his wife Josephine; she later buried them in her family plot at the Hills of Eternity, a Jewish cemetery in Colma, California, near San Francisco (Josie’s family, Marcus, was Jewish). When she died in 1944, Josie’s ashes were buried next to Wyatt’s.

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The 2012 Rose Parade remembers those who suffer.

The 2012 recent Rose Parade in Pasadena gave a lot of hope to people suffering with AIDS and other debilitating ailments. Two floats, he Aids Foundation float and the City of Hope stood out as reminders that among the celebration there are people who are celebrating small victories everyday over the diseases that plague us individually. I thought it was nice to have those who quietly suffer in our midst remembered on such a glorious day.

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Disables Eve Tice murdered while walking home from Christmas Eve service.

A loving light and one of Gods innocents died Christmas Eve in San Pedro, CA. Who will help bring the perpetrator to justice and close the last chapter of Eve Tice’s life? The disabled and less fortunate among us need our hep. They deserve our protection from monsters like the man who killed Eve last Saturday night. This is not an obituary but a sad story with a tragic ending. http://www.dailynews.com/ci_19633030?source=most_viewed

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How can you tell if your lawyer or accountant is honest?

There are ways to tell whether the person you are entrusting with your financial legacy is honest. You can check with your state’s secretary to see whether the lawyer or accountant has been sanctioned for misconduct and why.

To check out a CPA in California, go the the California Department of Consumer Affairs page. Here is the web address for accountants: dca.ca.gov/cba/lookup. This page includes a reference to the status of all licensed accountants in the state of California including their status which will have notices of any infractions committed by the licensee as well as action taken by the state against the accountant. Likewise the California bar association has a similar page: http://www.calbar.ca.gov. As with the California Department of Consumer Affairs page, you can look at the status of any California attorney.

Be sure you do your homework. Don’t depend on the referral of a friend or family member that a professional is qualified. You need to check them out before you entrust anyone with your financial future.

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What Will We Do When Death Comes To Us?

I really don’t agree with a lot of what Lopez says in this piece written for the LA Times, “Open Discussion on Dying”. I will however give him credit for having the discussion. USobituariesonline was conceived and dedicated to people who have recently lost someone or planning their own after life care. Please read and come to your own conclusions. That is what this blog is all about.

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How to Turn a Facebook Profile Into a Memorial Page

This is an important bit of information if you want to take control of a deceased loved one’s Facebook page. Facebook allows friends and family of deceased Facebook members to notify the company of their death, which turns the specific Facebook account into a memorial profile, rather than a personal profile. This type of profile allows the user’s friends to write on his wall; however, other users cannot add the profile to their friends list. Once you contact Facebook to request profile memorialization, the company will investigate the matter and memorialize the account. Read more at the URL below. http://www.ehow.com/how_10004619_turn-facebook-profile-memorial.html

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Czechs’ Dissident Conscience, Turned President dies at 75.

Vaclav Havel, the Czech writer and dissident whose eloquent dissections of Communist rule helped to destroy it in revolutions that brought down the Berlin Wall and swept Mr. Havel himself into power, died on Sunday. He was 75. He was a great man but an unlikely leader. “>

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What can we do to improve the page?

USobituariesonline has been up a while and we would like to know what you think of the page, how we can improve on what we have. Please let us know what you think.

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Marvin Saul dies at 82; longtime owner of Junior’s deli in Westwood

‘He was really an incredible host,’ says longtime patron and filmmaker Mel Brooks. ‘It’s a great big restaurant, but he’d treat it like his own dining room at home.’ http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-marvin-saul-20111215,0,1733915.story

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