Mistake on Former Mayor Ed Koch’s Tombstone Is Corrected

Posted by admin on Jun 19, 2013

Former Mayor Ed Koch can now rest in peace. Koch’s granite grave marker in Trinity Church Cemetery in upper Manhattan was corrected Tuesday to reflect his birthday accurately, Koch’s former press secretary George Arzt said.

The tombstone had been incorrectly etched with the wrong date of birth — Dec. 12 1942 — making Koch 18 years younger than he was. The marker now reflects the correct birth date of Dec. 12, 1924. He was 88 when he died on Feb. 1.

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