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Linda Phiel places a Whopper Jr. sandwich from Burger King on the casket to be buried with her father David Kime, Jr. at Prospect Hill Cemetery in York,on Saturday
A Pennsylvania man with a life-long passion for fast food got a whopper of a funeral when his procession made one last visit to a drive-thru Burger King.
Marking 88-year-old David S. Kime Jr.'s love of the popular restaurant chain, family and friends picked up 40 Whopper Jr. burgers on the way to the cemetery - including one they buried with him.
Described by relatives as a man who 'lived by his own rules', his daughter, Linda Phiel said, 'His version of eating healthy was the lettuce on the Whopper Jr.'
Saturday's funeral was organized in conjunction with the Manchester Township BUrger King. 'He liked his Whopper Jrs', said head manager Margaret Hess, who prepared 40 sandwiches for the service.
'They also wanted one for the deceased,' said Hess to the York Daily Record
Phiel said that the Burger King stop-off was not a joke, but rather a way of honoring her father and the things in his life that brought him joy,
'All of us are going to be in this position,' she said. 'And I think there's a certain group who think we should be crying. But on the other hand, he lived a wonderful life and on his own terms.'
Margaret Hess, the manager at Burger King in York passes out a Whopper Jr. sandwich to a mourner of David Kime, Jr. before his funeral
She added that since his wife, Grace, died 25-years-ago, her father did what he wanted and ate what he wanted.
David S. Kime Jr., 88, of West York, enjoyed eating fast food daily. His family honored him Saturday with a trip to the Burger King drive-through before he was buried
'My mother kind of kept him in check,' Phiel said. 'When she died, for a while, he would eat with us. But he considered us health freaks because we ate things that were green, like broccoli.'
Kime had become borderline diabetic in later life and also had a pacemaker fitted. Doctors had told him that a healthy died would help him live longer.
'He would say, 'I won't live longer, it will just seem like it because I'll be more miserable faster,' Phiel said.
Despite Burger King being his favorite, Phiel said her father would eat almost any kind of fast-food.
He was not prejudiced," Phiel said. "He would go to any fast food place anyone invited him to."
He liked tacos, pizza, hamburgers, subs and hot dogs.
'He would take his Cadillac, which he loved, and drive up to Hanover and have a gut-buster,' Phiel said, referring to hot dogs.
'If it wasn't the kind of day to drive out to Hanover, he would drive out to Wiener World on Memory Lane.'
And despite her warnings, Phiel said that her father never listened.
The hearse carrying David Kime, Jr. pulls up to the drive-through at the Burger King in York, on Saturday
'When you're 88 years old, I guess you've earned the right to do what you want to do,' she said.
The Second World War veteran, was awarded the Purple Heart in that conflict and died on January 20th at York Hospital from heart complications.
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