A colleague of a member who died called and asked me to post a comment on an online guest book on a funeral home/newspaper web site. Said it would mean a lot to the family who knows how much volunteer service meant during his life. Often write note to family, include notice in association e-newsletter, but didn't think about posting memories/respects online (representing organization). But now I do.
I appreciate reading posted memories and condolences when close to person who passed away -- so understand why it's meaningful.
When a past president or member passes away, consider paying respects on the online guest book.