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Obituary average age. November 18, 2014: 70.75

Items at river edgeThe average age of those listed in the twelve obituaries in the November 18, 2014 Free Lance-Star was 70.75. The median was 79.5 with a sample standard deviation of 27.8. The ages ranged from 7 to 102.

This is the thirteenth day I’ve been collecting this data.
The mean of  obituary average ages  using {77.375,64,74.143, 62.5, 55,66.8333, 74.11,71.27,68.82, 76.92,63,76.71,70.75} at Wolfram alpha is 69.34, up .11 from the previous computations.


Some words in the obituaries that caught my attention:

  • Leadership is influence–nothing more and nothing less. If a person is able to influence another to take some course of action, they are a leader. As a follower, nothing makes it easier to follow a person than one who leads by example.
  • Mack was the last surviving member of a generation of the Vayda (Vida, Vider) family
  • Theadora enjoyed watching the Yankees and crocheting, and she saved cards.
  • We were lucky to have had her.

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