BUT WAS THE CAN OPEN?
Further proof that even when you’re dead, life’ll still screw ya:
Synagogue sued over missing ashes
Potato-chip can found in place of woman’s remains in mausoleum
By ROMA KHANNA
When relatives of Vivian Shulman Lieberman went to visit her final resting place in a Houston mausoleum one year ago today, they discovered that the cedar chest containing her ashes was missing. In its place, behind the locked, glass door of Lieberman’s niche in Congregation Beth Israel’s mausoleum, was a can of sour-cream-and-onion potato chips. The ashes are still missing, says Philip Hilder, an attorney for Lieberman’s two daughters…Marcelle Lieberman says she visited the niche that July and her sister visited in fall 2003. The daughters say they returned to the mausoleum together on June 10, 2004, their father’s birthday, and discovered the potato chip can in their mother’s niche. A locksmith opened the niche and Houston police took custody of the can, which still contained potato chips. “To their added horror,” the lawsuit states, “Harriet and Marcelle learned that the … can had been visible in the niche for at least six months.”