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Zelda (nee Abeshaus) Kivitz celebrated her 100th birthday on May 7. The occasion was marked at three celebrations -- one at Main Line Reform Temple with family; one at Maggio's Restaurant on May 6, also with family; and one on May 7, at her home at Willow Lake Resident Care.
A highlight of the party at Maggio's came when Mrs. Kivitz sang "The Star Spangled Banner" loud, proud and clear. Other patrons, cooks and waitresses stopped to listen.
Mrs. Kivitz's children are Carol and Stephen Cohen, and Fran and Richard Tave. She has five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.