2012-02-16 / Family

Pa. Couple Married 65 Years Dies 88 Minutes Apart

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A funeral is set for a western Pennsylvania couple who died 88 minutes apart after more than 65 years of marriage.

Erin Miller tells the Tribune Democrat of Johnstown that her grandfather, James Landis, was with his 87-year-old wife, Marjorie, when she died Monday at the Laurelwood Care Center near Johnstown.

Miller says, “The last thing he said to her was, ‘It’s OK. I love you. We had many good years together. I will see you real soon.”’

Less than an hour-anda half later, 89- year- old James Landis died of a heart attack.

Miller says she thinks her grandfather “died of a broken heart. I don’t think they could have lived apart from each other.”

The couple's funeral was set for Thursday morning at the Westmont Presbyterian Church.

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