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Koch's tombstone engraved with wrong birth date


NEW YORK (AP) - The late Ed Koch, who meticulously planned his own funeral, might be rolling in his grave if he saw his own tombstone.
NBC 4 New York reported Monday that the wrong birth date was mistakenly engraved on the former New York City mayor's headstone, listing his birth date as Dec. 12, 1942 instead of 1924.
The engraver, Tommy Flynn, of Flynn Funeral and Cremation Memorial Services, says it was "an inadvertent error" and that he feels "terrible." He says he'll correct it.
Koch was buried in Trinity Church cemetery in Washington Heights after dying of congestive heart failure in February at 88.
The Democratic mayor is credited with helping save New York from its economic crisis in the 1970s and leading it to financial rebirth.

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