They lived married for 70 years and passed away together holding each other’s hands

They lived married for 70 years and passed away together holding each other’s hands

A couple died minutes apart in an Ohio hospital due to a coronavirus and holding each other’s hand.

More specifically, a couple from Ohio, who had been married for over seven decades, died of coronavirus a few minutes apart, holding hands.

Dick Mick, 89, and his wife, 87-year-old Shirley, died at the hospital just three weeks after their 70th wedding anniversary, according to their obituary.

Couple dies minutes apart: His family is quiet, because they will be together forever

“She was holding his hand and mom’s head was resting on dad’s shoulder. Their favorite music could be heard in the back. They had a love story of years and a fairytale ending. We are devastated but calm knowing that they are together forever “, said the family.

The two of them started not feeling well at the end of December, shortly after their anniversary, their children explained.

Although the couple initially thought it was a cold, they were eventually diagnosed with coronavirus and were admitted to hospital on January 8, their daughter, Debbie, told WBNS.

A couple died minutes apart: They were put in the same room for their last goodbye

However, their health deteriorated rapidly and the family asked the nursing staff if they could put the couple in the same room for their final farewell.

“Mom died first. The nurse put her head on my dad’s shoulder and then said, “Dick, you can leave. “Shirley is waiting for you” and he died after a few minutes “, says their daughter.

According to the family, the couple was scheduled to be vaccinated against coronavirus on January 19.

“We are devastated that we lost them at the same time. “But we feel blessed to have walked together, hand in hand, through the Gates of Paradise to Eternity, without having to live” until death do us part, “his children wrote in the obituary. “How many people can say that? “It’s more than adorable!”

A couple died minutes apart: They met every day, wherever they were in the world, at 3 for a date and a toast

The family said Dick and Shirley “were together as children, fell in love, started a family and worked hard to build a legacy of love for all of us.” “Having immense love for the family, they always managed to find time for each other. They met every day, wherever they were in the world, at 3 for an appointment and a toast “.

Dick Mick was a former U.S. Air Force sergeant and amateur carpenter who loved making crafts and handmade gifts for his family. Shirley was retired, having worked for years in a fast food chain “that shared her love for people by secretly donating to charity every month”.

They leave behind five children, 13 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Source: lifo-gr

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