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New Service Will Send Email From Beyond the Grave

'Yahoo Ending' will delete documents, deactivate accounts, more

(Newser) - With a quarter of Japan's population already 65 and older, a new service from Yahoo Japan called Yahoo Ending aims to help people plan for their own afterlives, including the digital details. For $1.80 a month, subscribers can plan their funerals, manage their posthumous online content, and create... More »

Steve Jobs Memorial Tomorrow

Service is invitation-only for bigwigs of Silicon Valley

(Newser) - Apple is holding an invitation-only memorial service for Steve Jobs tomorrow night at Stanford, featuring some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley, reports the Wall Street Journal . Invitations ask that people RSVP through the Emerson Collective, a charity founded by Jobs' wife. Apple will have another event "to... More »

Shooting Victim's Widow: Husband 'Died for Me'

Mavy Stoddard asks others to forgive the shooter

(Newser) - "He made me a better person. He made me know there are good men," said 75-year-old Mavanell "Mavy" Stoddard yesterday at the memorial for her late husband, who took a bullet for her in the Arizona shootings. "He spoiled me rotten. And oh gosh, it was... More »

Giffords' Proud Husband: My Wife Is a Fighter

Mark Kelly speaks at aide's memorial

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords is "a fighter" who's "improving every day," said her hopeful astronaut husband in his first public comments since his wife was shot. Mark Kelly spoke to hundreds of mourners gathered at a memorial for Gabriel Zimmerman, the Giffords aide who was killed in the shooting.... More »

Jackson Memorial Tuesday at LA Arena After Family Service

20,000-seat coliseum will host farewell to the King of Pop

(Newser) - A memorial service for Michael Jackson will go ahead Tuesday at Los Angeles’ Staples Center next week, CNN reports, and, according to TMZ, will follow a private, family service at a local cemetery. It’s unclear whether Tuesday’s public event, set for 10am, will be at Staples’ 20,000-seat... More »

No Jackson Memorial Friday: Family Source

King of Pop can't be buried at Neverland due to legal restrictions

(Newser) - There will be no public memorial for Michael Jackson at the Neverland Ranch this week, the AP reports. Previous reports had said that a viewing would be held Friday at the Santa Barbara estate, but a source close to the family says nothing is planned. Instead, there will likely be... More »

Va. Tech Marks Grim Anniversary

Students, faculty still struggle with last year's killings

(Newser) - A year after the tragic shootings in which 33 people died, members of the Virginia Tech community are still doing their best to heal, reports the Washington Post. "We have struggled to equilibrium," says a writing instructor at the university, "But no matter how strong we are,... More »

When Stars Fall, Broadway Sends 'Em Off in Style

Dedicated obit-readers trek to star-studded memorial tributes

(Newser) - In contrast to Hollywood, Broadway lavishes star-studded spectaculars on its deceased, and a cadre of loyal Broadway-lovers (many elderly) scan the obits and flock to the free tributes, reports the Wall Street Journal. Recent winners include tributes to Jerry Orbach ("Everybody from 'Law & Order' came") and Kitty... More »

Army Plans Group Services for Troops Killed in Iraq

Families, vets blast Wash. base's new policy

(Newser) - Overwhelmed by numbers, military bases are beginning to hold collective memorial services for service members killed in Iraq instead of individual services after each death. The Times visits Fort Lewis, which has floated the idea and met with resistance from families and veterans. The country's third-largest army base, outside Tacoma,... More »

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