Weekly News 11/16/2015: Rest in Peace Paris Attack Victims

By: Funeralwise | Date: Tue, November 17th, 2015

Paris Attack Victims
This photograph made available on Saturday Nov. 14, 2015, shows a piece of artwork created by Jean Jullien. (Jean Jullien via AP) via abc13.com

Due to the enormity of the loss of life in last week’s terror attacks in Paris, we dedicate this news update to those whose lives were so senselessly taken. Details about the lives of the victims are just starting to come in. As time goes by we will learn more about the men and women whose lives were so tragically cut short. For all of these people, we say “Requiescat in pace.”

Stories About the Paris Attack Victims

Paris Attack Victims

Some of the reported victims. Top row (L-R) followed by bottom row (L-R): Valentin Ribet; Caroline Prénat; Nick Alexander; Nohemi Gonzalez; Guillaume B. Decherf; Djamila Houd; Mathieu Hoche; Alberto González Garrido; Kheireddine Sahbi; Elif Doğan. (Source: theguardian.com)

Stories of those who died in the Paris attacks

11/16/2015–news.yahoo.com: French President Francois Hollande said Monday the attacks in Paris targeted “youth in all its diversity,” killing at least 129. Here are some of their stories… Read the full story

Identities of Paris terror attack victims from more than a dozen countries emerge

11/16/2015–the guardian.com:  The deadly and brazen terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night killed 129 people and wounded 352. In the chaos that followed, friends and family took to social media to search for their missing loved ones. Citizens of at least 15 countries are among the dead, and below are just some of those identified… Read the full story

Paris attacks: Who were the victims?

11/17/2015–bbc.com: Information about the 129 Paris terror victims has gradually emerged, with France saying more than 117 bodies have now been identified. More than 20 foreigners from a number of countries were killed… Read the full story

Paris attacks victims: Mostly young, from all walks of life

11/15/2015–cbsnews.com: A Chilean mother and her daughter, cut down in a concert hall while the daughter’s 5-year-old son survived. A young Italian woman, separated from her boyfriend and friends when the concert erupted in chaos… Read the full story


Other news of the week:

151116_WORK_Funeral-Director.jpg.CROP.promo-xlarge2The “How Does a Funeral Director Work?” Edition

11/16/2015–slate.com: In the Season 5 premiere of Working, Slate’s L.V. Anderson interviews James Donofrio, a funeral director at Blair Mazzarella Funeral Home. Donofrio explains the effects of always being on the clock, how he prepares for an overseas funeral, and why a funeral director needs to know about every religion… Read the full story


birdsOne of 10 Things: Birds and funerals

11/16/2015–bakersfield.com: It turns out some birds hold funerals for their dead. Teresa Iglesias and her colleagues at UC Davis studied the Western Scrub-Jay and discovered that when one bird dies, the others do not just ignore the body. Multiple Jays often fly down to gather around the deceased, Discovery News reports… Read the full story


schoolsWhy death should be discussed in school — and how teachers should handle it

11/13/2015–washingtonpost.com: How do you explain to hundreds of grade school children that a beloved kindergarten teacher with breast cancer is dying? That’s the start of the following post, which takes up the rarely discussed subject of why it is important that teachers be equipped to discuss death with students who are confronted with the loss of a family member or friend and come to school trying to make sense of it… Read the full story

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