The Communist Party USA newspapers and publications carried notices for many things such as May Day Greetings Cinco de Mayo Greetings, birth announcements, death announcements, "salutes" and what could be classified as "In Memoriam" or "In Loving Memory" for deceased Party members, members of their families, or for friends (almost always CPUSA-connected in one way or another).
This notices often provide linkage between one family name and another, especially showing links through marriage. Others help associate communists to particular organizations and causes. This information is especially helpful to historians of American Communism to understand the links between particular people, places and causes, such as the Wheeler family of Baltimore Maryland, those of the Pattersons, Lighfoots, Burnhams, Burroughs, Schaeffners, and others who played key roles in the leadership and operation of the CPUSA.
The following names were listed in 1995:
- Nina Raskin Firestone, "In Memoriam" of; "all fought for a beter world"
- Leon Orloff - Oct. 17, 1907 - Oct. 6, 1937
- Fred Firestone - May 1, 1901 - April 16, 1991 (his name appears in lots of CPUSA fronts and causes)
- Charles Nusser - Lincoln Brigadier, ie. Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Spanish Civil War, d. Nov. 10, 1993. Nusser had a letter printed in the People's Daily World (PDW), March 16, 1989, p. 2-A, entitled "Printed only in the PDW" about a Feb. 16th article of his that they published regarding "Oliver Law", a Black commander of the Abraham Lincoln Battallion in the Spanish Civil War of the 1930's.
- Sheyna Raskin - parent
- Samuel Raskin - parent
- Zara Biggelman - 92, from "Activists in The Valley", "who worked all her life for peace & justice"
- Paul Green - In loving member of my friend Alex
- Doris Lewis - In memory of a leader of our Chelsea community (probably New York city), - Chelsea Club II, CPUSA
- Bess Nemeroff - in loving memory of my beloved husband Charles Nemeroff, and daughter Roz Chell - ne Roz Nemeroff
- Alex Elan - re "death of our beloved" - names of submitters not attached
The following names were listed in 2002:
- People's Weekly World, June 24, 1995, page 19.
- People's Weekly World, May 4, 2002, Page 17