Oops: Mayor Ed Koch’s Tombstone Has the Wrong Birthday

Well, this is awkward. Despite the fact that former New York City mayor Ed Koch planned his funeral for decades, the wrong birthday was engraved on his tombstone in Washington Heights’ Trinity Church. USA Today reports:

NBC 4 News reported that the mammoth marker for Koch, who died in February at the age of 88, says the brash and outspoken Democrat was born Dec. 12, 1942. He was actually born in 1924.

The mistake implies that Koch was eighteen years younger than he actually was. Tommy Flynn from Flynn Funeral and Cremation Services stated that the tombstone will be corrected.