A special birthday parade

Marian Gordon celebrated her 95th birthday on Saturday, June 27, at her residence at the Derry Garden Apartments in Derry Borough, where she’s lived for 23 years. Approximately 15 carloads of friends drove past her apartment to help her celebrate, including Derry Borough Police Officer Doug Sam, who led the way down Mentor Street. Marian was born in 1925 and raised in the village of Hillside in Derry Township. She graduated from Derry Area High School in 1943. Her friends and neighbors organized the drive-by birthday celebration. She was employed at Carborundum Company before retiring from Glass Beads Company (GBC) in Latrobe. Prior to the parade, Marion received a phone call from her niece, Janis Hoewing, of Green Acres, Florida. Her friends gathered at a neighbor’s home for dinner following the parade.

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