grave-a-day: “the shark grave”

Welcome to my first running blog feature, grave-a-day. Here I’ll post noteworthy headstones and quick¬†blurbs¬†of the deceased.

First up is one of Allegheny Cemetery’s most famous residents: Lester C. Madden and his shark tombstone:shark.jpg

Located at Section 26, Lot 65 is Lester C. Madden, Korean War Veteran and lover of the 1975 cult film classic, Jaws:Jaws-movie-poster.jpg

Indeed, Madden loved the film so much that he turned his final resting place into what is arguably the most recognizable monument in the Allegheny cemetery.

Thanks for joining me and happy digging!