The obituary for the man who designed Como Zoo's Japanese Garden on the Star Tribune website, followed the obituary lead exactly. The lead works well because you know who he is and why he is important right away along with his age.
The only source included is from St. Paul-Nagasaki Sister City Committee, along with part of a letter he had written before his death.
This obituary doesn't include the cause of death or who he is survived by which makes it seem more resume-like than others. But it differs greatly from a resume because it doesn't just list his experience, nor does it include all of his experience. It is very straight-forward and only focuses on what he was known for: gardening.