Man decorating family grave is killed by falling headstone

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Posted: Mar 30, 2015 2:47 PM

THROOP, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man decorating a relative's grave for Easter with his wife has been killed after a headstone fell on him.

Police say the 74-year-old Scranton man was struck in the head Monday at Saint Joseph's Cemetery in nearby Throop.

A cemetery caretaker tells WNEP-TV (http://bit.ly/1GHfbnF) that the couple visits the grave several times a year and ties a cross to it each year.

Caretaker Ed Kubilus says the bases of headstones often sink when the ground thaws, making them susceptible to tipping over.

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Information from: WNEP-TV, http://www.wnep.com