Baby Boomer Tom Cordaro, a lawyer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is dead.
His family, friends of the family and the gang from college days have been busy during the past 24 hours mourning him on Facebook. Yes, Facebook, which no longer belongs to teens (Here is TECH CRUNCH's report on how we have taken over this medium.)
His daughter, for example, posted his favorite Italian music. Kathleen Huebner who attended college with his wife Karen reflected on how she had sang at their wedding. My tweet, with the URL link from a blog post, mused on how I used to hang out in their house. I'm happy to report that traffic was brisk. Irene Nunn apologized for being late to the waking. People told her not to give it another thought. Lee Harrison, Unoffficial Facebook Mother, gave a high tone to the festivities. Artist Charlotte Toal reinforced the gravitas. And, across the digital wiring, Anne Desmond sent her condolences to the Cordaro family.
An old-fashioned Irish wake couldn't have been sentimental or healing. Question: How many joining in had some bubbly next to them? If not, it's time we all toast Tom Cordaro. He was a wonderful husband, father and friend to all those in his life.