Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Son writes scathing obituary for dad: ‘Evil does eventually die’

Estate planningWhile most obituaries offer a heartfelt goodbye to a loved one, a Florida newspaper recently published a scathing obituary for Lawrence H. Pfaff Sr. of Belmont, New York. Pfaff died on June 27, and according to his obituary, 81 years as “a life longer than he deserved.”

His son, Lawrence Pfaff Jr. described his father as “a ladies man,” an “abusive alcoholic,” and that “his love was abundant when it came to himself, but for his children it was limited.” 

Pfaff Jr. began writing the obituary a year before his father passed. He did so as a process of healing from his childhood trauma.

For more information:

See Marlene Lenthang “Son writes scathing obituary for dad: ‘Evil does eventually die’,” Yahoo! News, July 7, 2022.

Special thanks to David S. Luber (Florida Probate Attorney) for bringing this article to my attention.


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