Couple Married For 75 Years Pass Away Within 24 Hours Of Each Other 5 years ago

Couple Married For 75 Years Pass Away Within 24 Hours Of Each Other

San Diego couple, Jeanette and Alexander Toczko, were married for 75 years and died less than a day apart.

Jeanette (96) and Alexander (95) met at the grand old age of eight and were inseparable from that day on.

Their daughter, Aimee Toczko-Cushman, spoke to ABC News and said that her father Alexander died in his wife's arms.

"Their hearts beat as one from as long as I can remember. He died in her arms, which is exactly what he wanted.

"She hugged him and she said, 'See this is what you wanted. You died in my arms and I love you. I love you, wait for me, I'll be there soon'" said Aimee.


Alexander passed away on June 17th and his wife died the next day.

The couple were due to celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on June 29th and before she died, Jeanette became confused and told her children that it was June 29th.

They went along with it and Jeanette was delighted to think that she and Alexander had "made it to 75 years".

"We said happy anniversary, and my mother was thrilled because it was their anniversary and she knew that he was going and that they had made it to 75 years," said Aimee.


The couple, who had five children, ten grandchildren and six great grand-children, were buried in San Diego on Monday.

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