Saturday 6 August 2016

So Loved He Had His Wife & 'Longtime Girlfriend' Run Side-by-Side Obituaries For Him After His Death (photos)

Press of Atlantic City runs wife and girlfriendĀ obituaries for the one man
Mr. Black passed away on Tuesday, surrounded by family at home, succumbing to “cancer of the lungs due to fiberglass exposure.” The late Egg Harbor Township, N.J., man's funeral will be held Sunday in Atlantic City.

That information was available in not one, but two obituaries that ran in today’s Press of Atlantic Citythat a longtime friend who identifies herself as an “avid obit reader and reformed reporter” posted on Facebook on Friday morning.
She didn’t know Mr. Black, either, but she noticed some noteworthy differences in the obituaries. It’s not just that one offered more details about the cause of death, but the names of survivors listed in copy that appeared in consecutive order on page D6 of the Shore-based newspaper.

In the first obit, his “loving wife, Bearetta Harrison Black” gets top survivor billing. In the second, however, Bearetta is nowhere to be found, but “his long-tome (sic) girlfriend, Princess Hall” appears in her place.
A man answering the phone at Greenidge Funeral Homes told PhillyVoice that the obituaries were placed separately because "the wife wanted it one way, and the girlfriend wanted it another way." But he did not anticipate any problems because everybody knew it was happening.
This isn’t to make light of Blast’s death, but here’s hoping the dueling obits don’t cause any friction at the funeral. 
It's nice to know that in what must have been a difficult struggle for Mr. Black, he was surrounded by so many loving people that one obituary wasn't enough. RIP, Blast.

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