The headline should be in the format NAME (Birthyear - Deathyear)
Joe Bloggs (1933 - 2008)
The strapline should contain a description of the person based on highlights from their career:
Theorist who revolutionized random-sets algebra and paved the way for supersymmetric theories of time
The obituary should be respectful and measured. Do not be defamatory, but equally do not exaggerate the person's contribution. Avoid superlatives.