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January 28, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  Baseball legend Stan Musial had a request before he passed away recently: He wanted Bob Costas to speak at his funeral. Costas honored that request at Musial's funeral on Saturday, giving an emotional farewell to the greatest St. Louis Cardinals player of all time. "What was the hook with Stan Musial other than the distinctive stance and the role of one of baseball's best hitters?" Costas said. "It seems that all Stan had going for him was more than two decades of sustained excellence as a ballplayer and more than nine decades as a thoroughly decent human being.
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January 13, 2014 | By Batsheva Sobelman and Michael Memoli
SYCAMORE RANCH, Israel - On a day marked by military protocol, somber ceremony and informal reflection, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was remembered Monday as a "practical and pragmatic man," a "bulldozer" who helped shape his nation even as he earned a reputation for ruthlessness from its enemies. Sharon, who died Saturday at 85 after years in a stroke-induced coma, was hailed by world leaders in a public memorial service in Jerusalem before taking a last journey to his family's ranch in southern Israel, where he was laid to rest beside his second wife in a burial that combined military pomp with traditional Jewish ritual.
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NEWS
June 6, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - Say what you will about Vice President Joe Biden - the man can deliver a eulogy. Just ask him. “I've spoken at more eulogies than I'd like to remember,” he said Wednesday at a service for Frank R. Lautenberg, the late Democratic senator from New Jersey and Biden's former colleague. “I advise you all … Never make a good eulogy.  You'll be asked again and again and again.” In the past, the role of a vice president has often been dismissed as one limited to casting tie-breaking votes in the Senate and attending funerals of dignitaries and foreign heads of state.
NEWS
June 6, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - Say what you will about Vice President Joe Biden - the man can deliver a eulogy. Just ask him. “I've spoken at more eulogies than I'd like to remember,” he said Wednesday at a service for Frank R. Lautenberg, the late Democratic senator from New Jersey and Biden's former colleague. “I advise you all … Never make a good eulogy.  You'll be asked again and again and again.” In the past, the role of a vice president has often been dismissed as one limited to casting tie-breaking votes in the Senate and attending funerals of dignitaries and foreign heads of state.
NEWS
April 10, 1993 | From Reuters
President Clinton delivered an emotional eulogy Friday for his father-in-law, Hugh Rodham, during memorial services that attracted several hundred family and friends. Rodham, 82, the father of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, died Wednesday following a stroke March 19. Bruce Lindsey, White House personnel director, said Clinton delivered "very heartfelt" remarks. The Clintons and their daughter, Chelsea, 13, attended the small, private service at First United Methodist Church.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2004 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
"Eulogy" is one of those movies that seems to have everything going for it: an intriguing premise, great jokes, a nice personality and the kind of cast directors would trade in their own relatives for. So you want to love it. You feel it deserves to be loved. You appreciate its many fine qualities. You're certain there's someone out there that's just perfect for it. But somehow it's just not working for you.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2011
Philip Matthew Hannan Cleric gave the eulogy for President Kennedy Retired New Orleans Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan, 98, who sought to console a grieving nation in his eulogy for President Kennedy, died Thursday in New Orleans after a long period of decline, according to the archdiocese. Hannan was a young auxiliary bishop in Washington, D.C., when Jacqueline Kennedy asked him to deliver her husband's eulogy at the state funeral held three days after the president's assassination on Nov. 22, 1963.
NEWS
June 16, 1989
A memorial Mass for television actress Fran Allison will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis de Sales Church in Sherman Oaks. Conductor and entertainment personality Frank de Vol will deliver the eulogy. The star of "Kukla, Fran & Ollie" and many other television and radio shows was 81 when she died Tuesday.
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September 27, 1997 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Velma Walker Union, soon to graduate from Pasadena's Fuller Theological Seminary, will give her first eulogy today before what is expected to be a standing-room-only crowd at a church in the West Adams district. It may well be the most heart-wrenching eulogy she will ever give. She is coming to the Southern Missionary Baptist Church to eulogize her only son, Juan Marichal Walker, who was killed in the garage of his Baldwin Hills home a week ago. On the evening of Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 1994
I agree with Howard Rosenberg that Jay Leno's eulogy for his father was heartfelt and touching ("Jay Leno's Eulogy Does His Dad Proud," Aug. 29). I was moved but couldn't help being annoyed, especially by Leno's comments that "it's lonely at the top." Looking back a few months, it would have been nice for President Clinton to have had a breather when his mother passed away. Not only were there picketers at the funeral but political foes; and comics, including Leno, didn't let up on their attacks on the President for even a week.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
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SPORTS
January 28, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  Baseball legend Stan Musial had a request before he passed away recently: He wanted Bob Costas to speak at his funeral. Costas honored that request at Musial's funeral on Saturday, giving an emotional farewell to the greatest St. Louis Cardinals player of all time. "What was the hook with Stan Musial other than the distinctive stance and the role of one of baseball's best hitters?" Costas said. "It seems that all Stan had going for him was more than two decades of sustained excellence as a ballplayer and more than nine decades as a thoroughly decent human being.
NATIONAL
August 26, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson
Two days before Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, speechwriter William Safire sent 12 sentences to President Nixon's chief of staff. The title of his memo: “In the event of moon disaster.” Getting the astronauts to the moon was one thing, Nixon had been told. Getting them home was quite another. “The most dangerous part of the moon mission was to get that lunar module back up into orbit of the moon and join the command ship,” Safire told Tim Russert in 1999 on an episode of “Meet the Press,” just after the memo was released.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2011
Philip Matthew Hannan Cleric gave the eulogy for President Kennedy Retired New Orleans Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan, 98, who sought to console a grieving nation in his eulogy for President Kennedy, died Thursday in New Orleans after a long period of decline, according to the archdiocese. Hannan was a young auxiliary bishop in Washington, D.C., when Jacqueline Kennedy asked him to deliver her husband's eulogy at the state funeral held three days after the president's assassination on Nov. 22, 1963.
NEWS
July 11, 2011 | By Katherine Skiba
First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to California to attend a funeral service on Tuesday for former First Lady Betty Ford, the White House has announced. Ford, born Elizabeth Anne Bloomer in Chicago on April 8, 1918, was the wife of Republican President Gerald R. Ford, who served from 1974-1977. She died Friday at age 93 in a hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif. President Ford died in 2006. Michelle Obama will travel to Palm Desert, Calif., for Mrs. Ford’s funeral, the White House said.
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July 10, 2011 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
A private memorial for former First Lady Betty Ford will be held in Palm Desert on Tuesday, with a eulogy to be delivered by former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, before her remains are flown to Michigan and laid to rest beside her husband, a family representative said Saturday. Ford, 93, died of natural causes Friday afternoon, surrounded by family members at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. She had been hospitalized with a brief illness but, contrary to some news reports, did not suffer a stroke, said Greg Willard, the Fords' longtime attorney.
NEWS
April 19, 1992
I wish to thank Sheldon Teitelbaum for his Isaac Asimov eulogy ("Scientists Say Asimov Put the Stars in Their Eyes," April 8). Teitelbaum assuaged my grief by reminding me that I was not alone. Much greater minds than mine will miss him. I, too, felt Asimov was an even greater science journalist than a science fiction writer. He taught me everything I wanted to learn about from atoms to zygotes, I never had the honor to meet him, but I will greatly mourn the death of my greatest teacher.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2011
Bruce Springsteen eloquently eulogized his friend of more than four decades and E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons Tuesday at a private funeral at a small church in Palm Beach, Fla. The roughly two-hour service for the 69-year-old Clemons, known as the Big Man and Springsteen's main foil onstage over their long careers, was at the Royal Poinciana Chapel on this manicured island of the rich and famous. Faint strains of music could be heard outside the small gray church. Springsteen, among those delivering eulogies, spoke of his long kinship with Clemons, according to those leaving the church.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2010 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck paid tribute Tuesday to his deceased predecessor, Daryl F. Gates, the 56th chief of the Police Department. "He was 56th, but there will never be another like Daryl," Beck said during the private funeral for Gates, who died this month after a short battle with cancer at the age of 83. "Daryl was the Los Angeles Police Department," he continued. "The Los Angeles Police Department was Daryl Gates." Beck said Gates led a far smaller department when the crime rate was high and the murder rate was triple what it is today.
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