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Wrong birth date engraved on Koch’s tombstone, discovered months after death

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Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch meticulously planned his own funeral.  He didn't plan for this error.  Months after his death, it has been discovered that his tombstone has the wrong birth date.

A television station out of New York is reporting that the headstone lists his birth year as 1942 instead of 1924.

Tommy Flynn, the engraver, says it was "an inadvertent error" and that he feels "terrible." He says he'll correct it.

Koch was buried in Trinity Church cemetery in Washington Heights after dying of congestive heart failure in February at 88.

The Democratic mayor is credited with helping save New York from its economic crisis in the 1970s and leading it to financial rebirth.

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