Pa. Man’s Final Wish in Obit: ‘Please Do Not Vote for Donald Trump’

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A Pittsburgh chiropractor who passed away Sunday at the age of 70 had one last request of those who loved him: Skip the flowers; just don't vote for Donald Trump for president.


In an obituary published Wednesday in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jeffrey H. Cohen is described as a "voracious teller of jokes of all kinds, especially dirty and groan-inducing ones."

His life philosophy? The true meaning of life that Cohen proposed was simply, "Oops!" 

Cohen, who treated gold-medal-winning Olympians, members of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the Pittsburgh Symphony, professional boxers, and celebrities like "Weird Al" Yankovic, even opened his private practice on April Fools' Day of 1976. He would, the obit reads, often joke that "he had two waiting rooms: one where the patients would wait and one where he would wait for the patients." 

And as it turned out, even in passing, Cohen had one more fun request of those who loved him: "Jeffrey would ask that in lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Donald Trump … ," the obit said in closing.

As Talking Points Memo notes, it's not the first time that obituaries have been used to highlight politics. Earlier this month, a Richmond, Va., man asked his mourners to do the exact opposite and requested that they vote for Trump. A New Jersey woman who died in August 2015 asked her loved ones to stop Democratic contender Hillary Clinton in her bid for the White House. 

Read more at and Talking Points Memo.