Presbyterian Home resident celebrates 107th birthday

Presbyterian Home at Williamsport hosted resident Anna DeWald’s 107th birthday party, March 25.

Refreshments and music by Carl and Opal Schlappi were enjoyed by all in attendance.

DeWald was born in Calvert in 1906. A 1925 graduate of Miss Susie Wheaton’s Expert Training School in Williams-port, she was employed by Arthur Smith Esq. and John Youngman, and the credit office of Sibley, Lindsay and Kerr.

DeWald is the mother of three sons and a daughter and grandmother to 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She also cared for several children who were diagnosed with polio at the Strong Memorial Hospital.

Some of DeWald’s favorite activities are reading – especially westerns – word puzzles, cooking and gardening.

She has a window garden in her room and enjoys the raised garden at the home in the warm months.

Recently, family and friends attended her birthday celebration.

Rep. Rick Mirabito, D-Williamsport, also attended and presented her with a certificate of recognition of her celebrating her 107th birthday.

Mayor Campana’s office sent DeWald the Mayoral Proclamation proclaiming March 25, 2013, as Anna Catherine DeWald Day.

The Presbyterian Home at Williamsport honored DeWald with a “Honoree Key” in recognition of “Anna Catherine DeWald Day” and a certificate of appreciation, in recognition of such a great lady who has contributed to the betterment of others and in celebration of her 107th birthday.