New York - Grieving Orthodox Jewish Woman Sues After Almost Burying Wrong Casket In Father's Plot
Brooklyn, NY - A grieving Orthodox Jewish woman has filed suit in Brooklyn Supreme Court after a casket mix-up at Staten Island’s Mount Richmond Cemetery in April almost placed a complete stranger in her dead father’s plot.
NYPOST.com (http://bit.ly/1Uquczv) reports that, according to her suit, 44-year-old Jenny Gutnick claims that just as staffers were lowing her late father Grigority Gutnikov’s coffin into the ground she noticed an obscure Post-it note with a woman’s name written on it.
Gutnick called a stop the proceedings, and after a three hour conference the officiating rabbi finally relented and allowed Gutnick to open the casket, revealing the body of a strange woman.
Following an extensive search, cemetery reps were finally able to unearth a coffin containing Gutnikov’s body from another location on the Mount Richmond grounds.
Mount Richmond officials have offered Gutnick a free plot for her own use as compensation, but the grieving Jenny said it is “inadequate and inappropriate.”
“You don’t know how bad my stress is,” Gutnick said.
Named as defendants in the suit alongside Mount Richmond are Capital Funeral Service, Domaz LTD, and Hebrew Free Burial Society for the Poor of Brooklyn.
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