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Self-Penned Obit Takes Facebook By Storm

Days after his death at age 80, Walter George Bruhl Jr. of Newark, Del. is still cracking people up with his self-penned obituary.

Bruhl's grandson posted the obituary online and it has gone viral.
Funny, uplifting and inspirational, Bruhl's obituary reads:

Walter George Bruhl Jr. of Newark and Dewey Beach is a dead person;
he is no more; he is bereft of life; he is deceased; he has rung down
the curtain and gone to join the choir invisible; he has expired and
gone to meet his maker.

He drifted off this mortal coil
Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Punta Gorda, Fla. His spirit was released from
his worn-out shell of a body and is now exploring the universe.


He was surrounded by his loving wife of 57 years, Helene Sellers Bruhl,
who will now be able to purchase the mink coat which he had always
refused her because he believed only minks should wear mink. He is also
survived by his son Walter III and wife Melissa; daughters Carly and
Paige, and son Martin and wife Debra; son Sam and daughter Kalla. Walt
loved and enjoyed his grandkids.

Walt was preceded in death by
his tonsils and adenoids in 1935; a spinal disc in 1974; a large piece
of his thyroid gland in 1988; and his prostate on March 27, 2000.


He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., April 20,1933 at 10:38 p.m., and
weighed in at a healthy seven pounds, four ounces, and was 22 inches
long, to Blanche Buckman Bruhl and Walter George Bruhl.

He
drifted through the Philadelphia Public School System from 1937 through
1951, graduating, to his mother's great relief, from John Bartram High
School in June 1951.

Walter was a Marine Corps veteran of the
Korean War, having served from October 1951 to September 1954, with
overseas duty in Japan from June 1953 till August 1954. He attained the
rank of sergeant. He chose this path because of Hollywood propaganda, to which he succumbed as a child during World War II, and his cousin Ella, who joined the corps in 1943.

He served an electronics apprenticeship at the Philadelphia Naval Yard from 1956-61; operated Atlantic Automotive Service Stations in Wilmington during 1961-62; and was employed by the late great DuPont Co. from 1962-93. (Very few people who knew him would say he worked for DuPont, and he always claimed he had only been been hired to fill a position.)

He started at the Chestnut Run Site as a flunky in the weave area of the Textile Fibers Department, and then was promoted to research assistant, where he stayed from 1963-72. In 1972 he accepted a position as an equipment service representative with the Photo Products Department at the old DuPont Airport site (now Barley Mill Plaza).

In 1973 he was promoted to manufacturing engineering technologist and was employed in that capacity until, after 31 years with The Co., he was given a fine anniversary dinner and a token gift and then "downsized" in December 1993. He was rehired as a contract employee in June 1994, doing the same job that he had been "downsized" from, and stayed until July 1995.

He started his own contract business and worked at Litho Tech Ltd. from 1996-99.


There will be no viewing since his wife refuses to honor his request
to have him standing in the corner of the room with a glass of Jack
Daniels in his hand so he would appear natural to visitors.


Cremation will take place at the family's convenience, and his ashes
will be kept in an urn until they get tired of having it around. What's a
Grecian Urn? Oh, about 200 drachmas a week.

Everyone who remembers him is asked to celebrate Walt's life in their own way; raising a glass of their favorite drink in his memory would be quite appropriate.

Instead of flowers, Walt would hope that you will do an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness for some poor unfortunate soul in his name.

A memorial luncheon in Walt's honor will be held Saturday, March 15, at 1 p.m., at Deerfield, Newark.