Former New York Mayor Ed Koch passed away earlier this year at the age of 88, but his tombstone suggests he was only 70.
Former Mayor Ed Koch spent years planning his funeral and burial, but apparently his tombstone engraver didn’t get the memo.
Koch’s 5-by-6-foot granite grave marker at Trinity Church Cemetery in Washington Heights was erroneously etched with the wrong date of birth — Dec. 12, 1942 — which would make Hizzoner 18 years younger than he actually was.
His accurate date of birth was Dec. 12, 1924.
The wrong inscription, first reported Monday by NBC 4 New York, would have made Koch a child during World War II, even though the stone’s inscription says he served in the armed forces during that war.