A Florida man who fondly did not remember his estranged father gave a scathing obituary to his local newspaper.
He was not aware that the local newspaper would publish the obituary, which went viral on the Internet.
Larry Pfaff’s obituary wrote about his father, Lawrence Pfaff Sr., describing a man who was “incapable of love” to people other than him.
“You would be hard pressed to miss Lawrence Sr. because he was a narcissist,” he wrote. But his death “proves that evil does not die in the end and represents a time of healing, which will allow his children to get the epilogue they deserve.”
Larry Pfaff told The Florida Times-Union that the obituary provided him with “emotional comfort.”
But the obituary also He caused a stir on social mediaWhile some criticized its sharp tone.
Others praised it as an honest account of a person who does not deserve honors.
Gannett, the parent company of The Times-Union, confirmed that Pfaff’s obituary was “legitimate.” However, a company spokesperson also said it should not have been published.
“We have unfortunately published an obituary that did not meet our guidelines and are looking into the matter further. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused,” the spokesperson said.
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