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Grandfather writes his own obituary

The family of Walter George Bruhl Jr. didn't have to come up with nice things to write upon the event of his passing, the 80-year-old man had done all the work for them.

"Walter George Bruhl Jr. of Newark and Dewey Beach is a dead person; he is no more; he is bereft of life; he is deceased; he has rung down the curtain and gone to join the choir invisible; he has expired and gone to meet his maker," reads the obituary Bruhl penned.

Bruhl apparently was optimistic about how he would be enjoying the afterlife.

"His spirit was released from his worn-out shell of a body and is now exploring the universe," the obituary says.

"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," it continues.

The author outlined in detail his life, education and work experience from birth to death, and included information about his memorial.

"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."

Instead of flowers, Walt asked people remember him by doing an unexpected, unsolicited act of kindness.

Walt sounds like he was a pretty cool dude. Read his full obituary published by the Cape Gazette.

Jamie Skorheim, MyNorthwest.com Editor
Whether it's floating on Green Lake, eating shrimp tacos at Agua Verde, or taking weekend drives out to the Cascades, she loves to enjoy the Pacific Northwest lifestyle as much as humanly possible.
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