Florence Isaacs's Blog – November 2011 Archive (1)

What to Say When Someone Dies After a Long Life

Q. The father of an acquaintance of mine just died at 98 years of age, and I’m uneasy about what to write in a condolence note. Nobody lives forever. The man had dementia for years. Is there something I can say besides “I’m sorry” in this situation?


People are living much longer these days, and obituary pages are filled with notices for people who died in their nineties or even beyond. I just saw a notice for someone who died at 104. In this case, you…


Added by Florence Isaacs on November 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

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