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Matt Schudel

I thought I'd post a few links to interesting obituaries around the world.
Here's an obit from the Toronto Star about a woman who, with her husband, was one of the foremost scholars of the monarch butterfly.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on the death of a former owner of the Cleveland Indians, who opposed the team's 1960 trade of slugger Rocky Colavito. The Indians' fortunes turned so bad after that trade, that Cleveland sportswriter Terry Pluto wrote a book called "The Curse of Rocky Colavito."

The Miami Herald has a nice "Local Life"-like feature on a feisty woman who was one of the country's first mah-jongg players.

The Independent of London has a very stylish obituary of the editor of Nature magazine, John Maddox.

Finally, the always-entertaing Telegraph of London has two obituaries worth noting. One is of Clement Freud, the grandson of Sigmund Freud, who was a witty member of Parliament and a game-show contestant in Britain; the other is of French litterateur and Resistance hero Maurice Druon.

By Matt Schudel |  April 19, 2009; 12:54 PM ET  | Category:  Matt Schudel
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