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Hundreds attend auction of the estate of Terry Punt

There are 27 comments on the Public Opinion story from Feb 18, 2010, titled Hundreds attend auction of the estate of Terry Punt. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

The sale of former State Sen. Terry Punt's belongings drew a record crowd Thursday to Hurley Auctions, Greencastle, even requiring shuttle service from Shady Grove Community Center.

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set me free

Gettysburg, PA

#22 Feb 19, 2010
George wrote:
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Actually, I don't want to be buried; take what you can use, then burn the rest.
I have a problem with filling up large plots of land with concrete and steel boxes when there is so little farmland anymore. The population grows, they need to be fed, and we're using ground to plant people. That's just how I feel about it. Hubby has never told me what his preference is; if he doesn't, he'll get burned, too.
That is our plan as well. I want my ashes released outside somewhere beautiful. I hate the idea of being in a box on a mantle.
Ed R

Greencastle, PA

#23 Feb 19, 2010
black knight wrote:
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I'm sure there is a valid reason why they did it this way.
Really, it is none of our business.
Actually, it probably is our business. I suspect our tax money bought the majority of those "office furnishings". You people are too naive if you think Terry bought all that stuff with his own personal money.
who cares

Port Royal, PA

#24 Feb 19, 2010
nosey people always worried aout the next guy .if we sweep our own dirt we will have enough to take care of .punt dead he could care less whyy would anyone wonder why his daughter buys something get a life u must not have much to do.

Aspers, PA

#25 Feb 22, 2010
It HAD to be the decision of the chief executor. It is sad that personal items went to be auctioned. Clothing is rarely auctioned-its not like it was a WWI uniform or a vintage dress.

Dearborn Heights, MI

#26 Mar 11, 2012
only a few of these questions will be answered, because as said by black knight, its nobodys business. Im terrys daughter, and my moms wedding dress was at the house because i did not have safe storage for it. yes, the auctioneers bid against me to increase the cost of it, because they make 30% commission. this is the hurley auction house, btw. as for the burial, my mother was cremated, and her remains were left with my evil stepfather, so my dad put her name on his headstone so that i had somewhere to take flowers to my mom. as for the reason for the auction, there was no choice in the matter, it wasnt an executors decision, it had to be that way. and Ed R, you can shut your mouth, its not your business.

Spring, TX

#27 Mar 12, 2012
I am not an attorney, but my rough understanding is that in regard to personal property, a person has two choices: 1. Give the item to the intended person prior to death; or 2. List the item specifically in a Will, or addendum thereto. as being intended for the specific heir. Otherwise, all property, real or personal. is collectively part of the deceased person's Estate. It is my understanding that the taking of personal property from the deceased's residence or other site whether by an heir or other person is illegal, possibly Theft. Regardless, it certainly exposes the Will and the heirs to serious "fraternal" litigation, resulting in significant legal costs and damage to the estate as a whole. I would express my gratitude to a Greencastle attorney who guided me through an otherwise painful part of my life.
The State is typically only involved in the absence of a Will, in which case, assuming there is an Estate, the laws of Intestate come into play, basically naming a party as executor(i.e. attorney, bank representative, etc.). Guidelines regarding inheritance are thereby laid out according to family lines.(Spouse-children-grandch ildren-siblings. ad nauseum).
I urge all readers to have a Will.

Dearborn Heights, MI

#28 Mar 15, 2012
absolutely correct mla. that is the facts. theres more to it than that, on personal levels, on a case by case basis, but thats the jist of it.

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