Obit layout

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I. Lede/Introduction
A. Age of death
B. Cause of death (unless that cause would be inappropriate to state)

II. Career — most notable achievements
A. Prizes, awards, etc.

III. Career — social effects of achievements
A. statistics
B. quotes from colleagues
C. quotes from other experts in the field
D. anecdotes from popular culture

IV. Career — what led to the major achievements
A. anecdote of previous failure(s) before success achieved

V. Career — what followed the major achievements
A. details of later work
B. details of retirement

VI. Family
A. He/she is survived by, etc., etc.