Sample obits by Jamie

Thank you to the families for granting permission to republish these here.

Sheila Urbanetti, 1927-2019

Sheila Urbanetti used to say that the three most important things she’d done in her life were: 1) have her two children 2) separate from her husband 3) have her knees replaced. And in that order. That’s just how she was—all five foot, two of her: …read post

Charles Juenemann, 1949-2018

Charles Thomas Juenemann, educator, explorer, ponderer, and lifelong friend, died December 27 of a heart attack. He was 69.  Charles was a self-taught guitarist and pianist, a daily crossword puzzle doer, a mender (antique amplifiers and speakers, relationships). He was a book guy, a sports …read post

Ester Perrier Seguiti, 1943-2018

Ester Perrier Seguiti, friend and nurturer to many and a vibrant “jill of all trades,” died June 26, 2018 of a sudden heart attack while working in her garden in Andover, Vt. She was 74. Throughout her life, Ester repeated that she didn’t know what …read post

Thomas Mehler Ludwig, 1942-2018

Thomas “Tom” Mehler Ludwig, consummate salesman and people-person, and loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away July 19, 2018 in Charlotte after a short battle with cancer. He was 75. Handsome, with sandy blonde hair and hazel eyes, Tom had a salesman’s sensibility and made …read post

Robin Christopher Giles Thornton, 1929-2018

Robin Christopher Giles Thornton, scientist, conversationalist, and beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died of lung cancer in Eugene on March 8, 2018. He was 88. He will be remembered for his friendliness, curiosity, and his high intelligence, a combination that made for engaging conversations with …read post

William J. McCloskey, III, 1948-2018

William J. McCloskey, III, 70, of Ambler, passed away May 24, after suffering from vascular dementia. He was known as “Mac” in high school, “Mr. Mac” as a scout master for twelve years, “Biff” to his kids, “Pop-pop” to his grandkids, and “Bill” to most …read post