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Florida Man Pulls No Punches In Brutal Obituary For His Father: "Evil Does Eventually Die"
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Florida Man Pulls No Punches In Brutal Obituary For His Father: "Evil Does Eventually Die"

He describes his father as "narcissistic" and an "abusive alcoholic" who abused his first wife.

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A person is only meant to say pleasant things about the dead. However, the tone of Lawrence Pfaff Sr.'s obituary appears to be "Good thing he's dead." 

The late Pfaff, 81, was described as "narcissistic" and an "abusive alcoholic" in an obituary published in The Florida Times-Union over the holiday weekend, reports Huff Post. His death proves that "evil does eventually die," according to Larry Pfaff Jr., Pfaff's son and the writer behind the venomous obituary. He wrote, "[Pfaff] is survived by his three children, no four. Oops, five children. Well as of 2022 we believe there is one more that we know about, but there could be more. His love was abundant when it came to himself, but for his children it was limited."

 



 

 

According to the obituary, Pfaff worked for the New York Police Department for more than 20 years. However, he lost his job "because of his alcohol addiction" and "his Commanding Officer took away his gun and badge, replacing them with a broom until he could get his act together." 

Pfaff Jr., 58, also claims that one of his father's "hobbies" was "abusing his first wife." He also added that his father "possesses no redeeming qualities for his children, including the ones he knew, and the ‘ones he knew about.'" He informed the Times-Union that his father abandoned the family when he was nine years old, had numerous more children with different women, and abandoned them as well.

 



 

 

He further wrote in the obituary, "It will be challenging to miss Lawrence Sr. because he was narcissistic" and his death "proves that evil does eventually die and it marks a time of healing, which will allow his children to get the closure they deserve." 

Pfaff Jr. has been able to contact several of his brothers and sisters only via DNA research. He told First Coast News, "Writing his obituary was a way for me to really cleanse myself and let that part of my life go. And so a year ago, I sat down and began to write it, not knowing I would have an opportunity in the near future to use it."

 



 

 

People have commended Pfaff Jr. for being open about his departed father. He said, "I got a call from somebody in St. Augustine that found me and wanted to thank me for posting that because, you know, they had a similar life, and they wanted to be able to do something similar to help heal. They just thanked me for, you know, the honesty."

However, Gannett, the business that owns the Times-Union, is not enthusiastic about the obituary. A spokesperson for the business said, "We regrettably published an obituary that did not adhere to our guidelines and we are looking into the matter further. We regret any distress this may have caused." 

 

References:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/lawrence-pfaff-sr-brutal-obituary_n_62c5cd31e4b0d740197e5da3

https://www.jacksonville.com/story/news/local/2022/07/06/jacksonville-man-free-after-writing-abusive-fathers-unflattering-obit/7810066001/

https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/local/obituary-florida-times-union-alcoholic-father-jacksonville/77-63cbfe10-1ff9-4fae-bc30-29fe2012a71a

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