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Lydia Vacinek of Springville will become a centenarian

Lydia Vacinek
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.

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2013-04-14 | 22:57:06
Aunt Lyd was my grandpa's sister, we visited her often with Grandpa Frank. She was always happy! One of the kindest person I have ever known. Wishing her a very happy birthday from Huntersville,NC! Charlene Hoch Rice
2013-04-14 | 09:38:58
Lydia Vacinek
She has always been a wonderful Aunt. Hard working,caring and good to others. I remember her taking us shopping for school clothes,Uncle Earnie and Aunt Lydia taking us to the Carnival and watching her cut seed potatoes at the Hoch Farm with all the other women in the families. Christmas was always memorable at her house. And always a kind word. Her laught makes you smile.She always had the best garden and took care of her father 'Grandpa Hoch'.