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Man Decorating Family Grave For Easter Killed By Falling Headstone

THROOP, Pa. (AP) - Police say a Pennsylvania man decorating a relative's grave for Easter with his wife has been killed after a headstone fell on him.

Police say 74-year-old Stephan Woytack was struck in the head Monday at Saint Joseph's Cemetery in nearby Throop.

A cemetery caretaker tells WNEP-TV that the Scranton couple visits the grave several times a year and ties a cross to it each year.

Caretaker Ed Kubilus says the bases of headstones often sink when the ground thaws, making them susceptible to tipping over.

Throop is about 5 miles northeast of downtown Scranton.

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