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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Illinois Man's Last Request: PBR Me, ASAP

Some of us hope friends will lift a beer in our honor when we pass from this world. Others are making sure that they will.

Bill Bramanti's fits into that second category.

Bramanti, 67, of South Chicago Heights, Ill., showed friends and family just how much he loves Pabst Blue Ribbon last Saturday. The Glenwood village administrator held a party. The cooler was a little large and a bit odd, but it made the point.

It was the coffin he had designed to look like a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon. You can check out the Southtown Star newspaper story if you need photographic evidence.

Bramanti is not ill and hopes to use the casket as a cooler during future events. He says it can hold 15 cases of beer and around 150 pounds of ice. When his time comes, the Pabst Blue Ribbon coffin will be ready and waiting.

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