Wrong birth date engraved on Koch's tombstone, discovered months after death

FormerNew York City Mayor Ed Koch meticulously planned his own funeral.{} He didn't plan for this error.{} Months after his death, it has been discoveredthat his tombstone has the wrong birth date.

Atelevision station out of New York is reporting that the headstone lists hisbirth year as 1942 instead of 1924.

TommyFlynn, the engraver, says it was "an inadvertent error" and that hefeels "terrible." He says he'll correct it.

Koch wasburied in Trinity Church cemetery in Washington Heights after dying of congestiveheart failure in February at 88.

TheDemocratic mayor is credited with helping save New York from its economiccrisis in the 1970s and leading it to financial rebirth.