Pittsburgh chiropractor’s obituary wish: Dump Trump
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Pittsburgh chiropractor’s obituary wish: Dump Trump

Donald Trump addressing the Republican Jewish Coalition at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, Dec. 3, 2015. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Donald Trump addressing the Republican Jewish Coalition at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, Dec. 3, 2015. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

(JTA) — An obituary for a Jewish chiropractor asked those who mourn his death not to vote for Donald Trump in lieu of flowers.

Jeffrey Cohen’s death notice, posted Wednesday on the Legacy.com website by the McCabe Bros. Funeral Homes, said the 70-year-old Pittsburgh man died unexpectedly on Sunday at the home in suburban Squirrel Hill where he was raised.

The notice said Cohen as a teenager worked at a Montana ranch and he “took pride in being the only Jewish cowboy that he knew of.”

It said that from a slow start, his career led him to become known as a “chiropractor to the stars,” listing as clients Fred Rogers, the famed children’s television host known as Mr. Rogers; singer Liza Minnelli, and parody songwriter “Weird Al” Yankovic, as well as boxers, ballet dancers and players for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers. He eventually opened a Manhattan practice in addition to his Pittsburgh practice.

“He was also a voracious teller of jokes of all kinds, especially dirty and groan-inducing ones,” the notice said. “He had a great smile and all his teeth were still his.”

It concluded: “Jeffrey would ask that in lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Donald Trump,” but said that donations to a charity of one’s choice or a chiropractic educational foundation Cohen founded were also acceptable.

Trump, a real estate magnate and reality TV star, is the front-runner in polls among Republicans vying to become the party’s presidential nominee in November.