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WWII Vet Leaves Own 'Hilarious' Obituary
AeroNews ^ | Thu, Jun 06, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 06/06/2013 12:46:58 PM PDT by PilotDave

John E. Holden had been a Marine Corsair fighter pilot during WWII. He survived the war, and the many years that followed, before passing away last week at the age of 93. Holden fell from a window at a retirement community in Lancaster, PA. In the obituary, which he wrote himself according to the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, Holden's sense of humor was definitely in evidence. The former fighter pilot described a life "filled with endless laughter and debauchery." He mentions receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal for actions in Okinawa in 1945, but also said there was a "Distinguished Fleeing Cross for avoiding numerous women who were seeking child support under unproven circumstances." Holden had been married for 61 years to Elaine Ewing Holden, who preceded him in death by 10 years. He wrote in his obituary he had recently "had a number of other wives ... none of which were his." He is survived by three children, who he says survived "despite being related to their father."

The last words on the obituary were "I'm really going to miss myself."

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TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: jarheads; leathernecks; marines
Died falling out a window at a retirement home? Love to know the rest of that story. Husband came home early? Sounds like a fun guy..
1 posted on 06/06/2013 12:46:58 PM PDT by PilotDave
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To: PilotDave

Bet he still smoked cigars and drank some too.

Well played Sir, well played.


2 posted on 06/06/2013 12:51:15 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: PilotDave

When I go I want people to BBQ and drink beer. I’ve had a good life so far. I don’t want anyone crying for me. I would rather they laugh and have a good time remembering all the dumbass things I’ve done and said.


3 posted on 06/06/2013 12:51:44 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: PilotDave; windcliff; stylecouncilor
"I'm really going to miss myself."

Kinda funny.

4 posted on 06/06/2013 12:53:19 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Pretty funny obit of a WWII vet.


5 posted on 06/06/2013 12:59:22 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Abathar
I'll raise a glass to his memory this evening.

93 years, 4 kids, and a bunch of grandkids. Now THAT is a life well lived.

6 posted on 06/06/2013 1:26:37 PM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill

And ended on his own terms is my guess.


7 posted on 06/06/2013 1:55:33 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: sean327

My hubby wants a fart machine hooked up to the kneeler in front of his coffin.


8 posted on 06/06/2013 2:00:29 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: MomwithHope

In the cemetery at a small town in Iowa, a gravestone reads,

“Been here and gone.
Had a good time.”


9 posted on 06/06/2013 2:08:57 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: PilotDave

Besides the fact of him being humorous and a great family man I am most envious of him for being a Marine Corsair fighter pilot during WWII.
The first Bourbon tonight is for you, John E. Holden.
May God give you clear skies.


10 posted on 06/06/2013 2:11:33 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: MomwithHope

Now that’s funny!


11 posted on 06/06/2013 2:13:31 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: PilotDave

bump


12 posted on 06/06/2013 2:16:34 PM PDT by tom paine 2
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To: PilotDave

I absolutely love the attitude!


13 posted on 06/06/2013 2:17:43 PM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (If stupid ever reaches $150 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Maxine Water's head.)
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To: PilotDave

A full life for 93 years. So much for the advice of the health fascists.


14 posted on 06/06/2013 2:36:07 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: MomwithHope

I am thinking of paying someone to dress up as the grim reaper, show up, and not say a word to anyone.


15 posted on 06/06/2013 3:42:28 PM PDT by ro_dreaming (Chesterton, 'Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. ItÂ’s been found hard and not tried')
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To: ro_dreaming

good one!


16 posted on 06/06/2013 6:53:45 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: sean327

Same here! I’m donating all my organs and told the kids to cremate what’s left. Then take the insurance money, go to the Virgin Islands and toss me in.


17 posted on 06/07/2013 6:04:43 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: PilotDave

I had a friend of mine who died a few years back. Was cremated, had some of his ashes mixed with gunpowder and put into 9mm shells. Then had a bunch of friends take them out to a firing range ...


18 posted on 06/07/2013 6:11:58 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: PilotDave
Unlike John,the obit that Osama Obama will write about himself will be all about how brave he was in enduring all the horrible hardships he experienced during his stellar,saintly life.
19 posted on 06/09/2013 4:12:56 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: onedoug
My friends and I often have a covered dish supper with our parish priest.

He gives wonderful homilies, and one evening while we were at table. I told him, I wish I could be alive to hear the eulogy he would give me.

He laughed and said why wait and started to give my a eulogy. We laughed, and I told him don't change a word.

He said he wouldn't except to relate that I had already heard the eulogy when I was alive.

20 posted on 06/09/2013 4:20:50 PM PDT by mware
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Let me be clear...” will start his obit.
followed by 1,000 “I” and “me”.


21 posted on 06/14/2013 6:22:57 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: All

A cardiologist died and was given an elaborate funeral attended by fellow physicians, family members, friends.... A huge heart covered in flowers stood behind the casket during the service. Following the eulogy, the heart opened, and the casket rolled inside. The heart then closed, sealing the doctor in the beautiful heart forever.

At that point, one of the mourners burst into laughter. When all eyes stared at him, he said, “I’m sorry, I was just thinking of my own funeral ....I’m a gynecologist.”

That’s when the proctologist fainted.


22 posted on 09/11/2013 4:36:45 PM PDT by jy8z (When push comes disguised as nudge, I do not budge.)
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To: PilotDave

Fell? Or was pushed?


23 posted on 09/11/2013 4:45:09 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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