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Obituary of the Day

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The Cape Gazette, covering Delaware’s Cape Henlopen region, offered an unexpectedly delightful obituary last Tuesday of Walter George Bruhl, Jr. (Hat tip: Philip Gourevitch.) The start is unusual enough: “Walter George Bruhl Jr. of Newark and Dewey Beach is a dead person.” We soon learn that

he was surrounded by his loving wife of 57 years, Helene Sellers Bruhl, who will now be able to purchase the mink coat which he had always refused her because he believed only minks should wear mink.

Moreover,

Walt was preceded in death by his tonsils and adenoids in 1935; a spinal disc in 1974; a large piece of his thyroid gland in 1988; and his prostate on March 27, 2000.

Alas,

there will be no viewing since his wife refuses to honor his request to have him standing in the corner of the room with a glass of Jack Daniels in his hand so he would appear natural to visitors.

Cremation will take place at the family’s convenience, and his ashes will be kept in an urn until they get tired of having it around.

Follow the obituary link at the start to get more details.

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