Pittsburgh man's obituary claims he despised cranberry sauce and the Kardashians
A Pittsburgh man recently died but will be remembered around the world for his amazing obituary.
Raymond "Big Al" Alan Brownley, 82, "despised canned cranberry sauce, wearing shorts... and anything to do with the Kardashians," according to an obituary posted online. But he did love beer, bacon and strip clubs.
The "tremendous gardener and avid hunter" also hated "loud-mouth-know-it-alls" despite being "world-renowned for his lack of patience [and] not holding back his opinion," says his obituary on Legacy.
Big Al was "highly proficient at cursing" and "liked four-letter words just about as much as four-wheel drive pick-up trucks" but was "a pussy cat at heart."
Brownley, to quote Winston Churchill, "was a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma."
The colorful character worked for decades as a plumber and was married to wife Agnes Bargo Brownley, who died in 1990.
He never remarried but had other loves that included "milk shakes, fried shrimp, the Steelers, the Playboy channel, Silky's Gentlemens Club, taking afternoon naps in his recliner, hanging out at the VFW, playing poker, eating jelly beans by the handful and his hunting dogs."
Big Al often bartended at a local Elks Lodge and often donated to charity tips earned over stories "punctuated with the phrase 'and that's when I kicked his a**.'"
Brownley was also a philosopher of sorts.
"Life is hard; but it's harder if you're stupid," he would often say.
Big Al fought in the Korean War. He had both a girl and a fight in every port, his family joked.
"The greatest Dad in the world" is survived by daughter Jill Brownley, son Jeffrey Brownley and two grandchildren.
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