JOHNSTOWN - Mildred Leo, a native of Plattsburgh, Clinton County, and formerly of Gloversville, turned 90 on April 20. A birthday celebration took place April 25 at the Willing Helpers Home for Women, where she now resides.
Leo worked as a stitcher at local factories most of her adult life, and for the Green Thumb Project at the Gloversville YWCA well into her retirement years. She continues to help her community by: collecting donations, sometimes from the doctors who treat her, for care boxes for military troops; crocheting a blanket for the first baby born each year at a local hospital; and she has established a scholarship at Johnstown High School in her name that is given to a graduate who will enroll in the nursing profession.
Being a breast cancer survivor and having recent shoulder and knee replacement surgery has not kept her down, a news release said. She continues to tell jokes and play bingo and never misses a baseball game on TV. She is a New York Yankees fan.
Mildred Leo, who turned 90 on?April 20, is shown with citations and birthday wishes at a celebration April 25 at the Willing Helpers Home for Women in Johnstown.
Her birthday celebration had a Yankee baseball theme with family, friends and board members attending. The Bobcats performed with a harmonica sit-in by Mike Tibbetts. Citations from Assemblyman Marc Butler and state Sen. Hugh Farley were read, as well as birthday wishes from Johnstown Mayor Sarah Slingerland, family members and friends.