What will your obituary say about you?

Also, Hispanic Heritage Month puts a focus on PA's Latino community

  • Scott LaMar
  • Justin Kocis

 

Losing a loved one can be a difficult time for everyone.

When a family member or friend passes away, capturing their memories can be a challenging process. Obituaries are an essential part of someone’s life and an important way to continue someone’s legacy. However, are we prepared to write an obituary?

Obituaries today often are different than just a few years ago when just the basics of the deceased were listed. Those kinds of obituaries still exist but often there are those that talk about how the person died, what kind of personality they had, what they enjoyed doing, what was unique about them and even their quirks.

Appearing on Smart Talk to discuss writing an obituary is Alan Foster, Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Department of English, Millersville University.

Foster

Justin Kocis

Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Department of English, Millersville University, Alan Foster, appears on Smart Talk, September 27, 2019.

Also, September is Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s a time when one of the fastest growing populations in Pennsylvania celebrate their culture and contributions but zero in on challenges they face, as well.

On Friday’s Smart Talk, we discuss the heritage and challenges with members of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs — Executive Director Luz Colon, George Fernandez and Delma Rivera-Lytle.

Latino Affairs

Justin Kocis

Members of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs, Director Luz Colon, George Fernandez, and Delma Rivera-Lytle, appears on Smart Talk, September 27, 2019.

People celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg on Sept. 24, 2019.

Gov. Tom Wolf / Flickr

People celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg on Sept. 24, 2019.

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