Westie goes west

Charles Cowling

I know a lot of you like a good gangster funeral. This one’s not premier cru, but it’s not bad.

“My father was no saint,” Ryan McElroy, one of Mr. McElroy’s three children, said in a eulogy. “But people said he could light up a room. He’s been away 15, 20 years, and you still felt protected by him.”

Read the entire account in the New York Times here.

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It’s not the top banana’s funeral write-up! None of the excitement and pornographic glamour given to da boss’ showy send-off. Just a gritty end to a hard and grisly life as a working gopherdog. It would be sad if he hadn’t been so unspeakably nasty.
Normally I love the gangster funerals – this was (written up to be) dismal, and I felt that way too.

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Interesting… When I read his son’s tribute of “he could light up a room” I did wonder if arson was on this charmer’s list of crimes.