Ed Koch's tombstone engraved with wrong birth dateJune 18, 2013 @ 3:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch meticulously planned his own funeral, but his tombstone has the wrong birth date.
NBC 4 New York ( http://bit.ly/11kapIO) reported Monday that the headstone lists his birth year as 1942 instead of 1924.
The engraver, Tommy Flynn, of Flynn Funeral and Cremation Memorial Services, says it was "an inadvertent error" and that he feels "terrible." He says he'll correct it.
Koch was buried in Trinity Church cemetery in Washington Heights after dying of congestive heart failure in February at 88.
The Democratic mayor is credited with helping save New York from its economic crisis in the 1970s and leading it to financial rebirth.
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