Man dies going to wife's wake

Sat, Feb 23, 2013, 00:00

A New York man who died on the way to his late wife’s wake was buried in a plot beside her this week, after a dual funeral service that capped a 66-year marriage.

Norman Hendrickson (94) stopped breathing in the limousine on the way to a wake last Saturday for his wife Gwen, who died earlier this month after suffering for years from Parkinson’s disease.

Funeral home staff laid Mr Hendrickson in a casket and placed him beside an urn containing his wife’s remains in a viewing room, while daughter Merrilyne posted a sign for mourners: “Surprise – it’s a Double-Header – Norman and Gwen Hendrickson – February 16, 2013.” – (Reuters)