Essex County seniors honored at two events

By Greg Hatala/The Star-Ledger
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on May 23, 2014

Newark Mayor Luis Quintana, center behind podium, with honorees and attendees recognizing "South Ward Super Seniors" at Newark City Hall on May 9.


NEWARK — Senior citizens from Essex County were recognized for their years of contributions to their communities in two ceremonies in Newark this month.

On May 9, the South Ward Concerned Citizens in Newark in conjunction with the Newark Municipal Council honored 11 “South Ward Super Seniors” in the City Hall first floor rotunda. The honorees were Shirley Gordon, Linda Washington, Judith Evans, Gussie Sheppard, James Martin, Hellen Martin, Elizabeth Bolden, Cleveland Hines, Dorothy Mack, Alberta Brown and Earl Flags.

The Newark residents were recognized for distinguishing themselves as community leaders, advocates and activists over the course of their lives.

The Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted its eighth annual Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration at the Leroy F. Smith Jr. Public Safety Building in Newark on May 14.

Legends Awards were presented to Jeannie Ginsburg, 94, of South Orange, EddieMae Livingston, 94, of Newark and Sara Edwards Shaw, 101, of Orange for their involvement in community and civic activities over the course of their lives.

Proclamations congratulating three centenarians on their long lives were also presented to Audrey Crowder, 100, of East Orange, Maria Hernandez, 103, of West Caldwell and Yetta Kratenstein, 101, of West Caldwell.

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