November 2, 2020

Getting the last word in: obituaries as an election art form

Chicago (AFP) – A few days after Barry Kreiter’s death, his obituary appeared online containing two signs of the times — a link to watch his service online and an appeal to mourners over their choice of president in the US election.Kreiter, a commercial property inspector in Chicago, died unexpectedly of myocarditis, or heart inflammation, at the age of 63 on October 25, so his obituary wasn’t planned in advance.But his daughter Rachel said it was a perfect reflection of a keen Democratic supporter who worked the phones for Joe Biden’s campaign in his spare time and door-knocked for local Con…


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