December 22, 2008
When defense attorney John Jacobs passed away from pancreatic cancer three years ago, he was buried with his fully charged Motorola T720 phone. His $55 Verizon bill gets paid every month and his cell number is even etched into his gravestone under the words "Rest in Peace." The New York Post reports.
To his wife, Marian Seltzer, "some people talk to God; I talk to my deceased husband." She and her sons all leave messages on his voicemail.
Seltzer says she has no plans to turn off her husband's cell service."As long as someone is still out there who cares, I still care. My kids still care. His friends still care," she says. "I don't think I'll ever shut it off."
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