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What a R.I.P.-off!: This grave was meant for his wife, but they put someone else in it
NY Post ^ | April 24, 2011 | KATHIANNE BONIELLO

Posted on 04/24/2011 3:30:10 PM PDT by lowbridge

Her grave was robbed.

A Brooklyn family was devastated to find their long-dead father lying next to a stranger at Washington Cemetery -- in the same plot their mother purchased years ago for her future resting place.

Klara Tranis, 84, spent $3,200 on side-by-side plots in Section 5 of the city's largest Jewish cemetery in Midwood back in 1987, when her beloved husband of 42 years, Wolf Tranis, died at 59.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: cemetery; newyork

1 posted on 04/24/2011 3:30:13 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

I just hope it (occupied by) was a nice, Jewish girl...


2 posted on 04/24/2011 3:36:05 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats. /P. J. O'Rourke, 1991)
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To: lowbridge

I had no idea that ghouls were real.


3 posted on 04/24/2011 3:36:13 PM PDT by Ronin ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves" -- Bertrand de Jouve)
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To: lowbridge

How was it they never noticed until it was time to bury her? Nobody ever visited the grave in all those years?


4 posted on 04/24/2011 3:38:40 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: lowbridge
Madoff was in the grave business as well, who knew????
5 posted on 04/24/2011 3:39:09 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: PapaBear3625

The plot was not filled until last year - upon which time, the family immediately noticed and began seeking a remedy.


6 posted on 04/24/2011 4:00:56 PM PDT by RobertClark (I carry a gun because I can't hurl a rock at 1263 fps.)
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To: lowbridge
Ah the old real estate adage applies... 'location, location location'.

PS. Can dead people get evicted for not paying dirt rent?

7 posted on 04/24/2011 4:02:11 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: tflabo

Yes they can. When you stop paying fees to maintain the grave site, you relinquish rights to your grave.


8 posted on 04/24/2011 4:10:56 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: org.whodat

GMTA.


9 posted on 04/24/2011 4:32:32 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: lowbridge
Klara Tranis, 84, spent $3,200 on side-by-side plots in Section 5 of the city's largest Jewish cemetery in Midwood back in 1987, when her beloved husband of 42 years, Wolf Tranis, died at 59.

So, she is 84, and her beloved husband of 42 years died at the age of 59? So he was 17 and she was 42 when they married?

10 posted on 04/24/2011 4:33:26 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: lowbridge

They buried someone in our family plot but we just switched plots with the other people. No fuss, no muss.


11 posted on 04/24/2011 4:41:35 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: lowbridge

Same thing happened to my mother and her husband. They purchased a site for two. One day, while visiting Abe’s grave, Mom found the other site (hers) had been used.

Seems another double grave site had been marketed, and half of theirs had been “socialized”.

Nothing like being “Jewed” by your own synagogue, is there?

Mom should have forced moving of the ‘trespasser’, but she settled for a site at another location.

When she died, and I contacted the synagogue about the site, a trip to the cemetery was made, and they claimed she didn’t have a site at all.

Only when I pointed to the grave marker, already in place with her name on it, did the rationalizing cease.

On the way back, I got a long discussion of what a nice idea communism was, and how it deserved another try, from the synagogue member who went to the cemetery with me.

PS I had to make her coffin, as there was not a single nail free wood coffin available.

PPS If it is true that the synagogue that plans together stays together, that may be the reason I never returned.


12 posted on 04/24/2011 4:42:45 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Jonty30

Depends on the contract and set up. Most times around here you pay for eternal care up front and then the community makes sure it’s done.


13 posted on 04/24/2011 4:43:57 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: GreenHornet

No her husband if alive today would be 81 and she is 84. Add the difference between 1989 they year he died and 2011 to the age he was when he died.


14 posted on 04/24/2011 4:45:21 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: lowbridge

When my dad passed away in 2000, they almost put him where my aunt was supposed to be buried someday. My dad was Francis. Her name was Frances. When the funeral director called about a gravesite already purchased for him, I was confused until they said that he would be buried next to my uncle Jim. I still remember telling the funeral director “OH MY GOSH! DON’T PUT HIM THERE!!!!!!”

Disaster avoided! Holy cats! I can ONLY imagine what would have happened if that mixup occurred!


15 posted on 04/24/2011 5:11:32 PM PDT by sneakers ("Obama is like the dog that chased a car and caught it. Now he doesn't know what to do with it.")
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To: Jonty30

What happens when the grave site is relinquished? What do they do with the body?


16 posted on 04/24/2011 5:43:07 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Jonty30

don’t not think that clause has been around very long.


17 posted on 04/24/2011 5:48:16 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: GreenHornet

Nice way of saying she never remarried, and in her mind and in fact, she was always his wife.


18 posted on 04/24/2011 5:53:52 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: tbw2

If nobody claims the body, many places compost.


19 posted on 04/24/2011 5:59:35 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: org.whodat

Almost every graveyard recycles its graves at some point. There is only so much room in any graveyard.


20 posted on 04/24/2011 6:02:25 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: GreenHornet
Klara Tranis, 84, spent $3,200 on side-by-side plots in Section 5 of the city's largest Jewish cemetery in Midwood back in 1987, when her beloved husband of 42 years, Wolf Tranis, died at 59.

So, she is 84, and her beloved husband of 42 years died at the age of 59? So he was 17 and she was 42 when they married?

He was 59 when he died in 1987, so he was born in 1928. She determined the fraud in 2010 when she was 84 so she was born in 1926, so she was two years older then her husband.

Regards,
GtG

21 posted on 04/24/2011 6:35:18 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: bgill

My name is already on the headstone along with my husbands, he passed 20 years ago and the only thing that needs to be added is date of death. Once bought, there is no other money needed for upkeep.


22 posted on 04/24/2011 11:16:05 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

Oh.....well that’s very different.....nevermind!


23 posted on 04/25/2011 1:17:06 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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