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Stories tagged: funeral

Limits on funerals deepen grief for families

Saying a final goodbye to a loved one is never easy. In the best of times, planning a ceremony to formalize that farewell is a time of raw emotion flooded …

NYC mayor takes heat after lashing out at Jewish funeral

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio defended his tweets criticizing a large Jewish funeral on Wednesday at a briefing at which he also announced a program to provide 150,000 …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Cummings remembered as ‘fierce champion’ at funeral

Rep. Elijah Cummings was eulogized as a leader with the fiery moral conviction of an Old Testament prophet Friday at a funeral that brought former presidents and ordinary people alike …

Delays in Washington drug testing after death leaves some families without life insurance benefits

A process that used to take several weeks is now taking several months, due to a backlog of needed blood tests at the state’s lone laboratory in Seattle. While the …

“The toughest guy I’d ever met”: Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Garland’s memorial shares stories of a life fully lived

Pastor Bill Hemenway said that when one looks over the first few chapters in Ray Garland’s life, “it’s more than most people get to live” in a lifetime.

Trump salutes remains of 4 Americans killed in Syria attack

President Donald Trump traveled to Delaware’s Dover Air Force Base on Saturday to pay his respects to the returning remains of four Americans who were killed this week in a …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Flag-waving crowds in Texas watch Bush’s funeral train

Flag waving-crowds lined the tracks as a special funeral train carried the flag-draped body of former President George H.W. Bush to College Station, Texas, where he’ll be buried on the …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Thousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ride

Thousands waved and cheered along the route as funeral train No. 4141 – for the 41st president – carried George H.W. Bush’s remains to their final resting place on Thursday, …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018

Nation bids goodbye to Bush with high praise, cannons, humor

George H. W. Bush was celebrated with high praise and loving humor Wednesday as the nation bade farewell to the man who was America’s 41st president and the last to …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Mother of suspected MS-13 victim remembered as ‘warrior’

A mother recognized by President Donald Trump for turning grief over her daughter’s suspected gang killing into a crusade against MS-13 was remembered at her funeral Friday as a hero …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018

Teen killed in dramatic natural gas explosions laid to rest

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of the lone victim of last week’s dramatic series of natural gas explosions and fires north of Boston on Wednesday.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018

Stars, former presidents join in epic farewell to Queen of Soul

Former presidents and preachers joined a parade of pop stars Friday in a singing, hip-swaying, piano-pounding farewell to Aretha Franklin, remembering the Queen of Soul as a powerful force for …

Aretha Franklin’s funeral set for Aug. 30 in Detroit

Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be held Aug. 30 in her hometown of Detroit.

Funeral set for former Seattle Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen

A funeral is planned Wednesday for retired Seattle Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen, who served as the bishop of Helena, Montana, from 1962 to 1975 and as archbishop of Seattle from …

UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018

Mourners pay final respects to Barbara Bush

His daughter standing behind him, former President George H.W. Bush sat at the front of the cavernous sanctuary of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. He gazed up at the rose-draped casket …

UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018

Billy Graham funeral: Evangelist’s children carry on crusade

The Rev. Billy Graham’s children remembered “America’s Pastor” on Friday as a man devoted to spreading the Gospel, living his life at home as he preached it in stadiums, with …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018

‘Get your brain and hands busy’: City says goodbye to renowned artist Harold Balazs

Hundreds gathered at St. Charles Borromeo Church on Saturday to celebrate the life of renowned artist Harold Balazs, a man whose work will long outlast the 89 years he spent …

Rapper Common, city officials attend Erica Garner Funeral

The daughter of Eric Garner, whose death became a rallying cry for police reform, was remembered at her memorial in New York as a warrior.

Pope to administer final rites at Cardinal Law funeral

Pope Francis prayed Thursday for a merciful final judgment for Cardinal Bernard Law, symbol of the Catholic Church’s failure to protect children from pedophile priests and its arrogance in safeguarding …

Kentucky lawmaker’s funeral in church where he preached

A Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself amid accusations of sexually assaulting a teenage girl was being remembered Monday in the same church where he preached and defiantly denied the allegations.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017

Front Porch: Every time we say goodbye

Seventy-two. That’s how many individuals made the final cut of the book. Twenty-four. That’s how many people died before “War Bonds” made it into print. Twenty. That’s how many goodbyes …

Thailand grieves in elaborate final goodbye to King Bhumibol

With solemn faces and outright tears, black-clad Thais said farewell to their king and longtime father figure Thursday on Bangkok’s streets and at viewing areas around the nation, capping a …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017

Funeral held for U.S. soldier at center of Trump fight

Mourners Saturday remembered not only a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman but his three comrades …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017

Somalia truck bombing toll over 300, scores remain missing

The death toll from a truck bombing in Somalia’s capital has risen above 300, the director of an ambulance service said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled …

Iraq’s ex-President Talabani buried in Kurdish region

Thousands of Iraqi Kurdish mourners, Iraqi officials and world dignitaries attended the funeral of Jalal Talabani, the country’s first president in a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq and once a symbol of …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017

Funeral held for Virginia trooper killed in helicopter crash

Mourners have gathered for the funeral of a Virginia state trooper who died in the fatal crash of a helicopter that had been monitoring a violent, white nationalist protest in …

Hundreds gather to mourn brothers who drowned in Pend Oreille River

Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course to mourn the loss of two young brothers who drowned last week in the Pend Oreille River.

Record label: Chester Bennington’s funeral held days ago

More than 500 family members and friends, including Linkin Park members and other musicians, attended the private event. Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn of Linkin Park, as well as Ryan …

UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017

10 white caskets and memories: Funeral honors flood victims

To the strains of “Ave Maria,” more than 1,000 people said goodbye Tuesday to 10 members of an extended family who lost their lives in a flash flood while celebrating …

UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017

NYC mayor at officer’s funeral: ‘We must help our police’

A sea of police in blue uniforms filled a massive Bronx movie theater and the street outside to pay tribute Tuesday to a New York City officer who was shot …