Deceased New Jersey Woman Requests Loved Ones Not Vote for Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton
August 18, 2015

A deceased New Jersey woman requested in her obituary that loved ones pay their respects not by bringing flowers to her funeral but by refraining from voting for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Elaine Fyrdrych of Gloucester Township, New Jersey, died of lung cancer on August 13 at her home.

Her obituary, posted by the Gardner Funeral Home of Runnemede, New Jersey, reads at its end, "Elaine requests, ‘In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary Clinton.’"

Fyrdrych died at the age of 63, four years Hillary Clinton’s junior.

The obituary describes the Philadelphia native as a lover of theater, acting, and comedy who appeared in local Philadelphia children’s television shows in the 1950s and 60s and later acted in multiple theater productions.

"She was a natural at comedy and her standup act was part of a Comcast local comic special in 2008," the obituary reads. "But her love for the theater and family overshadowed her natural comic ability and found she did not have the time to do it all right and decided to concentrate on the theater."

It was not immediately clear whether Fyrdrych supported another Democratic candidate, such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), or a member of the Republican field.