I just wanted to tell you how stunned I was yesterday. I attended the funeral for Jim Whitney here in Pittsburgh, where his wife, Patti, secured the use of your Tombstone Hearse for him. We were all in total awe and amazement. Not only did I have no idea this even existed, but for your funeral home to make it available to someone all the way in Pittsburgh speaks volumes. There is much to be said about your care, concern, generosity, flexibility and selflessness.
There are no limits or lengths that Patti wouldn't go to for Jim, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for honoring her request, and honoring Jim. Thank you also to the driver of the carriage, for everything, and especially for presenting Patti with the spur. She is a very sentimental person, and I know she will keep that near and dear. She clung onto it throughout the entire service yesterday.
Jim was an absolutely wonderful man. I don't know of anybody who has ever said even one negative thing about him, nor do I know of anybody who didn't like him. There wasn't a dry eye to be found, not even among the grown men. I can't think of anyone else who could have deserved that ride more than he did. When my family lost our home years back, we all had to split up, and he took me in as part of his family for almost three years. He taught me everything I know about cars and bikes. He always told me, "Girls need to know how to fix this stuff, too!" My father passed away when I was little and Jim filled that void.
I can't think of a more appropriate "last ride" than the one he had yesterday. Thank you so, so, much, from the bottom of my heart, for everything you did and the lenghths you went to to make it all happen. God Bless you all.
Amy J. Bobuk