Guideposts Says Goodbye: Notable Deaths of 2017

by Brett Leveridge

As 2017 comes to a close, we pause to remember some of the inspiring individuals who left us over the past 12 months. There are those whose work made the world a better place, such as Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 Jewish children from the Nazis during World War II, and actor-humanitarian Jerry Lewis; others who inspired us with their heroic accomplishments (astronaut Eugene Cernan, pioneering woman pilot Dawn Seymour), and those, such as Della Reese, Mel Tillis, Fats Domino, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie and others, who entertained us and made us smile.