Skip to comments.What a R.I.P.-off!: This grave was meant for his wife, but they put someone else in it
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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I just hope it (occupied by) was a nice, Jewish girl...
I had no idea that ghouls were real.
How was it they never noticed until it was time to bury her? Nobody ever visited the grave in all those years?
The plot was not filled until last year - upon which time, the family immediately noticed and began seeking a remedy.
PS. Can dead people get evicted for not paying dirt rent?
Yes they can. When you stop paying fees to maintain the grave site, you relinquish rights to your grave.
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?
They buried someone in our family plot but we just switched plots with the other people. No fuss, no muss.
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.
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.
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.
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!
What happens when the grave site is relinquished? What do they do with the body?
don’t not think that clause has been around very long.
Nice way of saying she never remarried, and in her mind and in fact, she was always his wife.
If nobody claims the body, many places compost.
Almost every graveyard recycles its graves at some point. There is only so much room in any graveyard.