San Diego couple married 75 years dies in each other’s arms
San Diegans Jeanette and Alexander Toczko were eight-years-old when they first fell in love.
Married in 1940, Alexander served in the U.S. Navy as a telegraph operator during World War II, and the pair moved to San Diego in the 1970s.
Inseparable, the loving couple always told their children they wished to die in each other’s arms and last month, days before their 75th wedding anniversary, their dream became a reality.
As KGTV reports, 95-year-old Alexander’s health was declining fast after he broke his hip, so his children put his ailing wife, 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 of natural causes.
The couple was buried last Monday at Miramar National Cemetery.