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Austin D. Twigg 3rd and Mary E. Twigg

Austin D. Twigg 3rd and Mary E. Twigg

Austin D. Twigg 3rd, a retired newspaperman, and his wife, the former Mary Elaine Fairbank, who were nearly constant companions during their 67-year marriage, died this month within 48 hours of each other.

Mr. Twigg died March 6 of pneumonia at St. Agnes Hospital, and his wife died two days later of congestive heart failure at the same hospital. Both were 91.

"They were nearly inseparable because they were really lucky that they had the same common interests such as books, reading and going to museums," said a daughter, Susan Isabella Twigg of Woodlawn.

"He was determined to stay on the earth as long as she was there. He didn't want to leave her,"...

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