Former United States senator George McGovern died late October. The New York Times obituary uses a statement from McGovern's family, a statement from President Barack Obama, McGovern's own words and Theodore H. White, an author.
It has a standard obituary lead. It lists his accomplishments, told when he died and listed his age in the second sentence.
The article is a very in-depth look at McGovern's life and career. It celebrates his many life accomplishments. It is valuable to readers because it is a fitting tribute to a man who had a major impact on the country, at one point, and a major impact on South Dakota at many points.
The obituary differs from a resume in many ways. An obituary has sources, which a resume doesn't have. It provides a more full picture of the individual by talking to people about the person. It is more than just a list of achievements because it describes the life of the person in detail.