Sunday, April 12, 2015
Alana Baranick, founder of the Society of Professional Obituary Writers and a long-time contributor to this forum, died on April 10 of cancer. She was 65.
Alana was an award-winning journalist who penned nearly 2,000 obituaries. She was also the co-author of "Life on the Death Beat," a champion of obituary writers and a dear friend.
Click here to read the wonderful obituary penned by Leila Atassi for The Plain Dealer.
Farewell, Alana. And rest in peace.