May Resident of the Month
Life-long Hazleton resident Harold (Tinker) Knies was born in 1931 to Sophia and Harry Knies. As a child, Harold was nicknamed “Tinker” because he was always “tinkering” with things. Along with his older siblings, Lois and Bobby, they grew up in downtown Hazleton.
Tinker’s love for sports started in school, where he was part of the Hazleton High School Championship Basketball Team. After high school he served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was stationed at Cape May, N.J. and New Bedford, MA. After serving his country he graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a B.S. in Physical Education. Tinker then enjoyed the next 39 years teaching school and coaching basketball, locally, including 19 years with disabled children.
Tinker is a real care giver and took great care of other family members in their time of need. He also loves caring for all types of animals, especially his Beagle dogs. One of his favorite pastimes is having coffee
Greater Hazleton Junior Leadership students spreading holiday cheer to our residents.
Resident Agnes Limberg recently celebrated her 95th Birthday surrounded by her family and 95 roses. Her celebration consisted of all her favorite people and a menu of her favorite foods. Crab cakes, cole slaw and apple pie. Heritage Hill was more than happy to help her family celebrate her milestone birthday with her.
We are proud to announce that Courtney Dornheim of White Haven, Pennsylvania has recently been crowned the 2015 Royal International Miss Keystone State Teen. She will be competing for the National Title in Orlando, Florida in July of 2015. Royal International Miss is an interview based scholarship pageant dedicated to helping empower women, young and old, and provide them with wonderful opportunities to grow and develop a positive self-image, as well as cultivate their talents and public speaking abilities.
Courtney is the granddaughter of Alfred DalFerro, a resident of Heritage Hill. Seen here is Al, Kim Dornheim; Courtney's mother, and Courtney.
Gen is 103!
Genevieve Sterlock, who has resided here since 2011, is celebrating her 103rd birthday in June. Born in Rome, New York on June 6, 1912, Genevieve moved to Jeansville in 1919, then to McAdoo in 1925.
She married Joseph Sterlock in 1935 and was married for 41 years until his death in 1977. Genevieve has a daughter, Eugenia . She also has a granddaughter, Renee and a great-granddaughter, Jenna, who is named after her. Genevieve enjoys reading, crossword puzzles, watching sports on TV and praying the daily rosary.
Interested persons can send greetings to Genevieve at 800 6th St. Weatherly, Pa. 18255.
Helen Savitsky, a resident representative of Heritage Hill, presents Jenna Bartel, a 2015 graduate of Weatherly Area High School with this year’s Heritage Hill Scholarship.
Miss Bartel will be attending the Indiana University of Pennsylvania to pursue a career as a Nurse Anesthetist.