Jeanette and Alexander Toczko were only eight-years-old when they first laid eyes on one another in elementary school. The young pair married years later in 1940, and have rarely left each other’s side ever since.
KGTV reports that the couple had previously told their children that they wanted to one day die in each other’s arms.
Just last month at their home in San Diego, days before their 75th wedding anniversary, their dream was fulfilled and documented by their daughter, Aimee Toczko-Cushman.
“My dad carried around a picture of my mother in her holy communion outfit in his wallet,” said Toczko-Cushman. “Their hearts beat as one from as long as I can remember.”
Alexander, who was 95, suffered a broken hip after taking a bad fall. His health worsened shortly after and he soon became bedridden. Jeanette, 96, soon fell ill as well. KGTV reported that a local hospice then began providing them with care beds so they could lie next to one another.
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