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An obituary is a public notice of someone's death. It generally includes date of death and time and place for funeral arrangements. It usually includes cause of death and the names of close surviving family members. It may include suggestions for donations to a favorite cause in honor of the person who is gone. For celebrities, it is usually written by a newspaper providing the reason for their celebrity. Otherwise, it is written by the funeral home, with the help of the family, or by the family.

Once removed is a family relationship description that refers to the generations separating the family members. Thus, if someone has a first cousin with children, the children are their first cousins, once removed, or removed by one generation from the primary relationship with the first cousin. If the first cousin has grandchildren, the grandchildren are first cousins, twice removed, or two generations removed from the primary relationship of the first cousin.