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 Herman Harband

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Herman Harband

  • Birth 6 Mar 1918 Vienna (Wien), Austria
  • Death 29 Dec 2011 USA
  • Cenotaph Hollywood, Broward County, Florida, USA
  • Plot None currently
  • Memorial ID 135058953

The inscription (see below) is what makes this gravestone internet-famous.

Herman Harband was not buried at Beth David Memorial Gardens, but he did own a plot and headstone at the cemetery, thus making it a cenotaph, not a grave. The internet-famous headstone is real (confirmed by records and the Cemetery Director), but the headstone was removed in early 2014 and the plot was sold back to the cemetery at the request of his wife. According to the Cemetery Director, the headstone (as of this writing) is in storage at the cemetery.

Herman Harband died in 2011, some years after this headstone was installed, and he is buried at Raleigh Memorial Park in Raleigh, NC (Find A Grave Memorial # 127684005).


Herman Harband
My wife Eleanor Arthur of Queens, NY lived like a princess for 20 years traveling the world with the best of everything. When I went blind, she tried to poison me, took all my money, all my medication and left me in the dark alone and sick. It's a miracle I escaped. I won't see her in heaven because she's surely going to hell!

Gravesite Details Headstone has since been removed from the cemetery.





  • Created by: Taed Wynnell
  • Added: 29 Aug 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 135058953
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Herman Harband (6 Mar 1918–29 Dec 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 135058953, citing Beth David Memorial Gardens, Hollywood, Broward County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Taed Wynnell (contributor 48064364) .