When people are about to be executed they are allowed to have ANY meal they desire before the gauntlet is thrown. Even CHEESESTEAKS!!
In Pennsylvania, at least one man asked to be buried with his favorite sandwich; two Philly cheesesteaks from "Pats King of Steaks."
The out of the ordinary request was carried out for Richard Lussi, who passed away last month at the age of 75 following heart complications.
Lussi lived two hours away from Philadelphia in Plains Township, but was devoted to Pat’s and regarded cheesesteaks among his great loves. His first encounter happened, appropriately, before a Phillies game, sparking what would be a lifelong romance.
Richard's son John, grandson Dominic, and two of John’s friends drove to Philadelphia to eat cheesesteaks and get two extra ones — Whiz without, no onions — for Richard.
(The family doubled up on the order because Richard would often say that just getting one was a waste.) After the services were held the funeral director instructed John to place the sandwiches in the casket.
Pat’s owner Frank Olivieri Jr. responded to the story by telling Philly.com he’s “flattered, bewildered, and proud.” He also speculated the sandwiches were a bribe for Saint Peter.
The request did not go without notice.