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Sunday, April 12, 2015
RIP Alana Baranick
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.
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Of course I never met Alana but I am aware of her work (and I have her book). I am sorry to hear of her passing. RIP Alana Baranick.
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