#1 Family Props Up, Poses with Dead Boxer in Boxing Ring at Wake by Frank Cannon 01.02.2014 22:49

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http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Sport...ng-Ring-at-Wake

This adds a new meaning to calling a boxer a stiff in the ring....




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In a scene reminiscent of Weekend at Bernie's, the family of a dead Puerto Rican boxer propped up his embalmed body at his wake in a fake boxing ring on Friday and posed for photographs with the corpse.

The family was honoring the wishes of slain boxer Christopher Rivera, who was shot to death on January 26, according to police.

Rivera was 23 years of age and had a "5-15 record in the 130-pound weight class."

Mourners who posed with the body included his mother, "Celines Amaro, wife Lidianette Carmona and son Julio Christopher."

Marin Funeral Home Vice President said they are known for "thematic wakes," and it took them several hours to create the simulation of the boxing ring that was "set up at the community recreation center of the public housing project where he lived in San Juan." The funeral home has also had a wake in which it featured a deceased man on a motorcycle.

#2 RE: Family Props Up, Poses with Dead Boxer in Boxing Ring at Wake by PzLdr 02.02.2014 10:03

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No selfies by Obama?

#3 RE: Family Props Up, Poses with Dead Boxer in Boxing Ring at Wake by Eglman 02.02.2014 14:51

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Beloved Harley in Plexiglas
Casket Feb. 1, 2014



An Ohio motorcycle enthusiast's family has carried out their father's long-laid and elaborate funeral plans, that were 18 years in the making.

Billy Standley, 82, of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, was buried Friday, embalmed atop his 1967 Harley Davidson and encased in a giant plexiglass casket.

A couple of hundred people turned up at the funeral which was held outside so all of Standley's biker friends could attend, two even arriving riding their own motorcyles.

Standley, who died of lung cancer on Sunday, began his own funeral arrangements 18 years ago when he approached David Vernon of Vernon Funeral Homes with his quirky idea.

"At that time I didn't know to take him seriously or not," said Vernon, who realized as conversations progressed over several years that this was something "very important" to Standley.

"He gave it a lot of thought," Vernon said. "He was a unique man -- a man who spoke his mind and did things whether people liked it or not."

The lengths Standley took to arrange his own funeral involved buying three burial plots next to his wife Lorna's grave, which provided a space large enough to accommodate the large custom made concrete vault that would eventually hold the casket.

As for the casket itself, Standley built the see-though box with his two sons out of plexiglass, reinforced with steel and wood rods.

"Me and my brother built the casket five years ago and it's been sitting in his garage waiting for him to die," Pete Standley told ABC News.

After Billy Standley's death on Sunday, five embalmers helped prepare and secure Standley atop his bike, dressing him in his well-worn leathers, white helmet and glasses.

He was secured to the $30,000 bike with the metal armour he had fabricated to wrap around his waist, which was mounted to a bracket that went down between the seats.

Before his final ride, Standley's beloved custom-painted 1967 Electra Glide cruiser had taken him all around the country. The retired truck driver and former rodeo rider had travelled every state except Hawaii in his younger years, with many of those trips made on his motorcycle.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/biker-buried-as...ory?id=22329160

#4 RE: Family Props Up, Poses with Dead Boxer in Boxing Ring at Wake by Frank Cannon 02.02.2014 15:15

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Just plain stupid. That was a waste of a good bike.

#5 RE: Family Props Up, Poses with Dead Boxer in Boxing Ring at Wake by ThirstyMan 02.02.2014 15:29

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Quote: Frank Cannon wrote in post #4
Just plain stupid. That was a waste of a good bike.



agreed

#6 RE: Family Props Up, Poses with Dead Boxer in Boxing Ring at Wake by PzLdr 03.02.2014 01:20

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I don't think he needs the helmet.

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