A Guy Wrote His Own Obituary, and Confessed to Stealing a Safe and Lying About His Degree
59-year-old Val Patterson died of throat cancer last Tuesday in Salt Lake City, Utah. He'd been sick for some time, and was able to get his affairs in order before he died. One thing he took care of was his obituary. He wrote it last fall, in the first-person, and his family had it published in the "Salt Lake Tribune" last week.
Val used his obituary to make a few confessions. He said, "As it turns out, I AM the guy who stole the safe from the Motor View Drive Inn back in June, 1971. I could have left that unsaid, but I wanted to get it off my chest."
Val also confessed that, even though he worked for years as an electrical engineer, he didn't REALLY have a PhD. He only finished three years at the University of Utah and never graduated. The school sent him a diploma after a paperwork error. Val's widow, Mary Jane Patterson, said that all of Val's confessions were true.
(Salt Lake Tribune)
You can see the Obituary here: