|Column: Last laugh on the Grim Reaper|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
Eighty-three-year-old Ron Kilmartin was in a hospice, dying of lung cancer. His daughter was at his bedside, cracking jokes about it. Here’s one: “Last week, Dad coughed and said, ‘choking.’ I tried to give him water but he just wanted me to turn off the men’s Olympic hockey game.’”
Cracking jokes is what Laurie Kilmartin does for a living. She’s a stand-up comic and an Emmy-nominated writer for Conan O’Brien. In February, she was also a daughter losing her dad.
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