obit obit  /ˈoʊ bɪt/


  • (n) a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography



  1. Day after Miss Breazing's death, the Lexington Herald ran her obit on the front page.
  2. A series of failed humor magazines, as several obit writers put it.
  3. When they're writing your obit while you're still alive, it's hard to have a good time.


  1. OBIT- Mabel Rolf

    Mabel S. Rolf, 92, of Cologne went to be with her Lord Jesus on June 5, at her daughter’s home … The post OBIT- Mabel Rolf appeared first on Sun Patriot .
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Waconia Patriot

  2. OBIT – Mildred A. Wischnack

    Mildred A. Wischnack, 96, of New Germany passed away Sunday at the St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted. Mildred Alma … The post OBIT – Mildred A. Wischnack appeared first on Sun Patriot .
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Waconia Patriot

  3. John Holden drove this 1941 Lincoln Continental to work

    You've probably read John Holden's self-written obituary, which went viral on Facebook and Twitter, by now.The 93-year-old World War II fighter pilot, former ad man and onetime toy designer wrote about his life of "endless laughter and debauchery" before dying in an accidental fall May 27 at Willow ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Lancaster Online


  1. "Everyone wrote our obituary but us and the coaches and the kids who stayed with us," Vanderbilt chancellor Gordon Gee said. "The obit was Vanderbilt will have to leave the Southeastern Conference. All the coaches are leaving, and all the...
    on Apr 22, 2007 By: Gordon Gee Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. As even Nader's friend and supporter Phil Donahue concludes, "It's going to be the first line of his obit."
    on Mar 7, 2007 By: Phil Donahue Source: East Bay Express

  3. "I'm not here to judge: but let's not whitewash somebody's history," Beck said self-importantly. "If I saw him playing the fiddle one more time (as part of a television obit), I was going to explode: Could we spend a hair more time less with...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Beck Source: News Hounds (blog)

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