Alexander and Jeanette Toczko were childhood sweethearts and had been married for 75 years. Then at the age of 95 years-old, both embraced after being admitted into a local hospice when Alexander fell down and broke his hip.
Devoted to each other the duo wished when the day came that they would "pass on in their own bed holding hands and in each other's arms." Being a long time in love, they refused to be parted by death.
The couple fell in love when they were both only 8 years-old, they dated and eventually married in 1940, settling in California and raising five children together.
Alexander was a WWII veteran and the couple began a family after he returned home from the war. Through the decades they lived happily together, always sharing in the big and small events that life presented them.
Even during their senior years the couple could never be apart. The Toczkos almost appear joined at the hip while smiling.
Alexander and Jeanette watched their children grow-up and become parents themselves, they welcomed grandchildren and great grandchildren into the family.
After Alexander broke his hip and Jeanette moved into hospice with him, the family knew they had little time before he was to pass on. In the end she hugged her husband, and 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,” and she did follow him passing on the very next day.