Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

2 Local Women Celebrate Turning 100 with Party, Proclamation

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

2 Local Women Celebrate Turning 100 with Party, Proclamation

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Theresa Bombara has one thing in common with her favorite hockey player, Penguin Sidney Crosby: a strong work ethic. After 25 years in the foundations department of Kaufmann's, 10 years at Mellon Financial and many years of sewing draperies and slipcovers in her home, she reluctantly retired at age 78.

Today, she turns 100 years old and will take a break to celebrate at Bethel Retirement Residence in Bethel Park, where she now lives. She may enjoy what she calls her secret to longevity: pizza and wine.

She was born on Dec. 17, 1913, one of Joseph and Philomena Bisceglia's six children. She grew up in Bloomfield and attended Schenley High School. In 1937, she married Felix Bombara, and they had two sons: John (deceased) and Joe of Mt. Lebanon. Mr. Bombara died in 1963 after 26 years of marriage. Among those celebrating with her today are six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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