Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Gotta love this fan funeral

James Henry Smith, a Pittsburgh Steelers fan who recently died at age 55 of prostate cancer had an unusual setup for his viewing.

The description has to be read to be believed:
The Samuel E. Coston Funeral Home erected a small stage in a viewing room, and arranged furniture on it much as it was in Smith's home on game day Sundays.

Smith's body was on the recliner, his feet crossed and a remote in his hand. He wore black and gold silk pajamas, slippers and a robe. A pack of cigarettes and a beer were at his side, while a high-definition TV played a continuous loop of Steelers highlights.

"I couldn't stop crying after looking at the Steeler blanket in his lap," said his sister, MaryAnn Nails, 58. "He loved football and nobody did [anything] until the game went off. It was just like he was at home."
Isn't that cool?

Tomorrow: TBA
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