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New York Couple Married 70 Years Die Hours Apart On Same Day

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island couple who were married for 70 years have died just hours apart on the same day at their assisted living residence.The children of Ruth and William Bauder tell Newsday that their 92-year-old mother died around 7 a.m. Monday in Glen Cove. The family says 97-year-old William passed away 11 hours later.

The causes of their deaths weren’t provided.

The New York City natives and longtime New Hyde Park residents met in the early 1940s at a bank where they both worked. They married in 1946 after William returned from serving with the Navy in the Pacific during World War II.

A funeral service for the couple is scheduled Friday morning at a New Hyde Park church. Their survivors include their three children and five grandchildren.

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