Calif. couple married 75 years dies in each other's arms

After her husband Alexander died, Jeanette said, "Wait for me, I'll be there soon," and died hours later


The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO — Jeanette and Alexander Toczko were each 8 years old when they became smitten with one another. They married in 1940 and were rarely apart in the decades since.

They told their children they wished to die in each other's arms. And last month at their home in San Diego, just days before their 75th wedding anniversary, that wish was fulfilled.

KGTV reports 95-year-old Alexander's health was failing rapidly after he broke his hip. His children put Jeanette in bed next to him.

According to their daughter, Aimee Toczko-Cushman, after Alexander died, Jeanette said, "Wait for me, I'll be there soon."

The family left her alone and just hours later, Jeanette died too.

The couple was buried Monday at Miramar National Cemetery.

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