102nd Birthday Celebration
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 05:33
Mayor Nancy Steedman was invited to honor Derna Siebel who turned 102 years old on March 19, 2017. Derna was born in Rochester and now resides at the Legacy Parklands in Chili. Mayor Nancy presented her with a certificate of recognition from the Village Board and a bouquet of flowers. As soon as she was old enough, Derna took odd jobs ironing and cleaning. When the war started, she went to work at Clapp’s Baby Food on Mount Read Boulevard. With most of the working-age men at war, she worked alongside many women packing and loading baby food for shipping. Later, she was hired by Kodak as a Floor Manager coordinating the team producing missiles. Derna was a dedicated Kodak employee for nearly 35 years. It’s been 40 years since her retirement. So she has now been retired 5 years longer than she worked there! Derna is an amazing woman and I feel honored to have been included in her birthday celebration.