Brad Myatt was at home when his phone rang.
When he answered his father Earl talked to him for a minute before putting his mother Mary on the phone. They talked for a short time and then Earl took the phone again.
"He just said he loved me and he was sorry," Brad told Syracuse Post-Standard. Seconds later the couple who had been married 42 years, then stepped in front of a train in Verona, New York.
“He called me at 1:35, and at 1:37, they were dead,” Brad remembered.
Brad said his mother suffered a brain aneurysm in January, limiting her ability to understand things and communicate with her family.
That left Mary frustrated and broke Earl’s heart. Brad said his dad "missed his wife, she was his world."
Brad told the Utica Observer-Dispatch the family wants to make a couple of things clear. "We’re devastated,” he began.
“But I want everyone to know that my father was a good man, and my mother was an angel who would do anything for anybody."