Paid death notice in the NYT: ‘He loved everything about NYC, except the New York Times’

And we love everything about this paid death notice, especially that it appeared in the New York Times.

SHUCHMAN–Amos, of New York, on February 1, 2013. Beloved and caring husband of Alice Shuchman for 51 years, father of Daniel (Lori Lesser) and Nina (Brian Roth), grandfather of Jacob, Sarah, Aaron and Ariela. Born in Tel Aviv in 1928, fought bravely in the Haganah. Loved his family, his birth and adopted countries, finance, skiing, opera, ballet and biking in Central Park. Loved everything about NYC, except the New York Times. Services at Beth El Cemetery (Or Zarua section), Paramus, NJ, Sunday at 11am. Memorial contributions to a charity of your choice. His fearless heart still beats within all of us. Shalom, Saba.

Well played.

RIP, Amos Shuchman.

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  • Stone Bryson

    Bless your soul, Amos Shuchman. May you be laughing at you rest in peace…

  • Frank Drebin

    For what is a man, what has he got
    If not himself, then he has not
    To say the things he truly feels
    And not the words of one who kneels
    The record shows I took the blows
    And did it Myyy Wayyy…

    • $23629333

      Frank, except for the fifth and sixth lines not rhyming, that poem isn’t too bad. You should publish it.

      • Judy B

        Old Sammy Davis song.

        • $23629333

          My tongue was in my cheek. I have it by both the Chairman of the Board, and the King.*

          (* no, not Obama)

  • Scott Anderson

    I should be so clever as to troll a lefty in my obit

  • nc

    Very fitting that such a man would stick it to the NYT, even in death. Note in his obit that he “fought bravely in the Haganah” in Israel. The Haganah was the underground military defense force from 1920-1948 and was the pre courser to the modern Israel Defense Forces. May God rest your soul, Mr. Shuchman.

    • Heather_A

      Yeah, I caught that too. But… I gotta say. Best. After. Death. Troll. Ever. :)


  • TugboatPhil

    I’d have to agree with him, but I was only in that area less than a year, and that was decades ago. However, I’d have to add urine soaked winos and dog-sized rats to the list.

  • Maxx

    The ultimate fish wrap bitch slap.

    Going out like a boss from beyond.