December Resident of the Month
William R. Gray
“Uncle Bill” was born on March 10, 1925 in Fullerton, PA., where he lived with his mother and sister. He started working at the young age of 16 in the Fullerton Furniture Factory assembling furniture. After three years, he was drafted into the US Navy, where he served as a Seabee during WW11. He was deployed to the Philippines; along with his assigned duties, he played baseball. After his service in the US Navy, he returned to Fullerton Furniture factory until he was hired into Luria Steel Supply Company in Allentown.
Bill married his wife Patricia Ann (Germanton) Gray on April 13, 1960. They lived many years in downtown Allentown until moving to Bethlehem in the 70’s. Bill never pursued getting a driver license. While living in the city, he was within walking distance of the places he loved to go. He would walk to Yocco’s for hotdogs, the corner store for milk, the playground with his nieces, and to the newsstand for his daily dose of media and comics for his nieces.
Sports are the primary recreation for Bill. Sitting on the stoop, on summer afternoons Bill always had the radio tuned to a ball game. The TV set was dialed into golf or college football. Bill played in a few bowling leagues at several lanes throughout the Allentown Bethlehem area.
Always the foodie, Bill made his way around the Lehigh Valley restaurant scene with his wife who was a food critic for the globe times. To this day he still enjoys a dinner meal on his way home from appointments. He also enjoys watching the food network especially the iron chef contest. If he is not watching a ball game or cooking show you will find Bill catching up on current events in national politics and world news. Whether watching CNN or reading the newspaper, he stays current.
He never had children of his own but he treated his nieces and nephews as his own children. He always had a kitty cat or two to keep him company. When his wife of 56 years passed away suddenly in February 2016, Bill found a new home for both him and his cat, Buttercup, at Heritage Hill.
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.