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George Swanson Buried With His Corvette

On May 25, 1994 the ashes of 71-year-old George Swanson, a beer distributor and U.S. Army Sergeant during WWII, were placed in the drivers seat of his 1984 corvette and buried in the Brush Creek Cemetery, Irwin, PA.


Mr. Swanson purchased 12 burial plots to make sure his beloved corvette would fit in his grave. George’s widow, Caroline, transported his ashes to the cemetery on the seat of her white 1983 corvette.


Inside the car was placed a note from his wife, Engelbert Humperdinck tape in the cassette deck with the song Rescue Me cued up and a lap quilt made by a group of woman at Swanson’s church.


The corvette only had 27,000 miles on the odometer. All fluids had to be drained from the corvette and a crane lowered it into the grave.




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