“They really did it all together, and although we’m shocked about it, when we look at it, we think it’s not so surprising because they have always been together and they’re so happy together in life,” said one of their two daughters, Jonah Cisk.
At first glance, the two were very different: he was a goofy retired nurse, he was a fun loving senior and a retired truck driver. She was the boss, he was the king of liners. But the common denominator that everyone saw between Patricia and Leslie “LD” McWaters was, according to Cisk, their true kindness and concern for others.
They enjoyed holding pool parties together, attending family games and dancing at the bar they met.
“Pat was the most beautiful woman ever and the guy looked gorgeous in warm pants and go-go boots!” Cisk remembers what his father said.
But then Pat went to the hospital to be treated for a corona virus infection, Cisk said. She was told to go home and isolate, and she did. After 35 years in the medical field, he did not question doctors, even though he felt bad, Cisk said.
The next week, the couple went back to the hospital, this time in an ambulance. They were there for a week.
When they died of the virus, the hospital staff who observed them said they were too close to call their time, and at the same time recorded: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 4:23 pm
“Those of us who knew them, Mom went first and said, ‘LD, it’s time to go,'” Cisk said.
Sisk said he would like his parents to have a different effect on their disease and stressed the importance of wearing a mask to prevent the virus from spreading to others, even though his family has not always taken it as seriously as it is now.
They mentioned in their condolences the cause of death in order to spread awareness in the hope of saving someone else, he said.
“I’m so glad my mom, she was a nurse … even in heaven she’s going to save lives, that means so much,” Cisk said.