Samples of Obituaries
This sample of an obituary can be adapted for anyone who had an extraordinary life, but who died young. Make sure you keep in mind that an obituary is a way to inform people of a person's passing and to give information about the deceased's life, the funeral, and the surviving family members. All the samples of obituaries give those details.
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- Newspaper Obituaries - online obituaries in alphabetical order
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- Famous People Obituaries - Notable deaths and obituaries
- Sunday Obituaries - Big City Newspapers Obituaries Online
- Funeral Obituaries - Examples of funeral obituaries
- Death Notice - Examples of death notices
Sample Obituary for a Young Professional
James Filndeli, Professional Golfer, dies at age 26
James Filndeli, who began playing golf at the tender age of 5 and who became the youngest person to ever win PGA Tournament and who, though his career was cut horribly short, he had demonstrated his good sportsmanship and sense of fairness and honesty on and off the course, passed away on February 15, 2009 at 4:37pm at the Main Street Hospital as a result of a sudden and unexpected heart attack.
When he was only 16 years old, he played in his first PGA Tournament against a field full of well-known players and managed to place 3rd in this tournament. Later that same year he won his first of many PGA Titles and his career took off after that victory. In his short time playing professionally, he became a spokesman for the sport that had given him a direction in his life and, in his own words, made him the young man he grew up to be.
James leaves behind his wife of 2 years, Mildred and their young child Henry, his parents Joan and Frank, who have been married for some 30 years and many friends both personal and professional.
There will be a family only viewing at the Chapel Hill Funeral Home on Friday February 20, 2009 from 3pm to 5pm and a public viewing for friends and family from 7pm until 9pm. On Saturday, February 21, 2009 the service will be held at the Chapel Hill Funeral Home at 10am with the procession to the cemetery to immediately follow. James will be interred at the Chapel Hill Cemetery in the Filndeli family plot.
In remembrance of James and his love for the sport, his Country Club, Middleboro Golf and Country Club, will no longer schedule a 7:15am tee-time, as this was the time James played every weekend.