Philip Dayton Thorpe passed away on April 10. Before his death, he wrote his own obituary. Here are some excerpts:
“Philip Dayton Thorpe, born in Salt Lake City, April 1, 1934, to Ward R. & Phyllis Dayton Thorpe, and whose birth probably marked the beginning of April Fools’ Day, died April 10, 2018, from causes related to life-long obesity and sleeping standing up. His grave marker will read ‘This corpse, is Phil Thorpe’s.'”
“His accomplishments will be published at a later date, if any are discovered.”
“He served as an artillery officer in the U.S. Army. Canada wouldn’t take him because, so they said, they don’t go to war much up there.”
The obituary includes a small photograph that appears to be a “mug shot” from the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office, which I suspect is a joke photograph, not authentic.
There is more. Go to http://bit.ly/2JKmTUq to read his entire obituary.