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Woman celebrates her 100th birthday

February 21, 2010
The Leader Herald

AMSTERDAM - Julia Mann, a resident of River Ridge Living Center in Amsterdam, turned 100 years old on Wednesday.

The Mann family was represented at a celebration for Julia on Feb. 14 by Jean Baier and Donna Cutting, her daughters, and Robert C. Mann, her youngest son. In addition, her nine grandchildren, her 34 great-grandchildren, as well as her two great-great-grandchildren were present.

The family remembered the late George Mann, her eldest son.

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Julia Mann, who turned 100 years old on Wednesday, is shown in a recent photo.

Julia's grandson, Fred R. Beman III, and his wife, Jessica, of Orlando, Fla., hosted the celebration at River Ridge Living Center to mark this milestone. More than 60 people were in attendance - including U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko,?D-Amsterdam?- all honoring Julia. Tonko recently read a proclamation in Julia Sternberg Mann's honor on the Senate floor in Washington D.C. State Sen. Hugh T. Farley, R-Niskayuna, sent a proclamation to the celebration. Assemblyman George Amedore, R-Rotterdam, sent a representative to present her with a proclamation.

Beman stated that after two years of planning and anticipation, the catered event was beyond his expectations, a news release said. The activities, housekeeping and dietary departments at River Ridge were all instrumental in the success of this event, the release said.



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