Gift of Salary Interpreted as Demonstrative Bequest

The decedent’s handwritten will included the direction that his “salery [sic] from NTM INC. shell [sic] be paid directly to [decedent’s surviving spouse] for a period of two years or until such time that she remarries, which ever occurs first,” which was interpreted as a demonstrative bequest of an amount equal to two years of the salary he was receiving at his death, rather than a specific bequest of salary payable after his death (which would be an invalid gift of something which the decedent did not own). In re: Estate of Ronald A. Weller, Deceased, 730 MDA 2023 (Pa. Super. 6/11/2024) (non-precedential).

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