Skip to comments.WWII Vet Leaves Own 'Hilarious' Obituary
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."
(Excerpt) Read more at aero-news.net ...
Bet he still smoked cigars and drank some too.
Well played Sir, well played.
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.
Pretty funny obit of a WWII vet.
93 years, 4 kids, and a bunch of grandkids. Now THAT is a life well lived.
And ended on his own terms is my guess.
My hubby wants a fart machine hooked up to the kneeler in front of his coffin.
In the cemetery at a small town in Iowa, a gravestone reads,
“Been here and gone.
Had a good time.”
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.
Now that’s funny!
I absolutely love the attitude!
A full life for 93 years. So much for the advice of the health fascists.
I am thinking of paying someone to dress up as the grim reaper, show up, and not say a word to anyone.
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.
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 ...
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.
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