Trending
Calendar
 
CP on Facebook

 

CP on Twitter
Print Email

News and Media

Best Real Deal

Fred Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Photo: Jim Burger, License: N/A, Created: 2013:08:24 12:51:34

Jim Burger

BEST Real Deal: Fred Rasmussen


Roughly 40,000 Marylanders per year go to Bliss Eternal. And of those, roughly 39,998 want an obituary in The Baltimore Sun. The current Sun newsprint budget, however, allows for only 14 a week. You do the math. The task of deciding who gets in falls upon Fred Rasmussen, The Sun’s preeminent obit writer. He’s been bringing the dead to life for 20 of his 40 years at the paper. From the beginning, he shunned The Sun’s practice of featuring only doctors, lawyers, and bankers. Now, the carpenter from White Avenue gets the same treatment as the society swell from Roland Avenue. He has provided last hurrahs for hotel-desk clerks, bartenders, truck drivers, and doormen—and always with grace, dignity, and wit. Baltimore is lucky to have Fred Rasmussen. He knows where the bodies are buried.

We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus