Unusual Funeral Request

A funeral home in Puerto Rico used a special embalming treatment to keep the body of 24-year-old Angel Pantoja Medina standing upright for a three-day wake in his mother’s San Juan home. Donning a New York Yankees cap and sunglasses, Pantoja was mourned by relatives while propped upright in the living room. “Angel wanted to be happy, standing,” told his brother Carlos to the “El Nuevo Dia” newspaper.

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The owner of the Marin Funeral Home, Damaris Marin, told The Associated Press that Pantoja’s mother had asked him to fulfill her dead son’s last wish. Pantoja was found dead underneath a bridge in San Juan and buried 3 days later. The police were investigating.

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~ by mlmcored on October 21, 2009.

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