I read them, when I have a paper. I usually read the news online now, but if we are at a coffee shop, then yes, it's a must.
I look to see if I know anyone...from high school, working in the medical field, etc.
I also like to read the long ones and the young ones. The long for the life bio...very interesting usually, and the young ones out of a sadness of course, but also curiosity on how such a young life was taken. :(
"If you look in the obit, and you aren't in it, IT'S A GOOD DAY!"