Maureen O’Donnell: ‘A good obituary can make people come alive again…’

Bob Sirott

ELWOOD, ILLINOIS – AUGUST 13: The remains of U.S. Army Spc. Michael Nance arrive for burial at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery on August 13, 2019 in Elwood, Illinois. Nance, who was assigned to Company B, 1st BN, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment 3rd BCT, 82nd Airborne, died July 29 of wounds sustained after being shot by a man in an Afghan Army uniform while deployed to Kandahar Province in southern Afghanistan. Also killed in the attack was Army Pfc. Brandon Kreischer, 20, of Stryker, Ohio. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Maureen O’Donnell, obituary writer for the Chicago Sun-Times joins Bob Sirott to talk about what it’s been like writing obituaries during COVID-19, and how she tries to keep a positive perspective while writing about someone’s life.

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