SPRINGVILLE — Lydia (nee Hoch) Vacinek, a lifelong resident of the Springville area, will celebrate her 100th birthday on April 20.
She was brought up on a farm on Creek Road, near Hake’s Bridge, with eight siblings.
She attended a one-room schoolhouse and, after finishing eighth grade, became a nanny and maid for the daughter of the late Dr. Ralph Waite. She also worked, for many years, at the Robinson Knife Company.
She married the late Ernest Vacinek in April 1936. Several years later, the couple built a house on Newman Street and adopted a son, the late Thomas Vacinek.
The Vacineks were long-time members of St. Aloysius Church and the Springville Fire Department.
Cards may be sent to Vacinek at Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home, 222 East Main St., Springville, NY 14141.