Huntington Supervisor Frank P. Petrone recently joined staff and members at the in celebrating the 100th birthday of Anne Spunberg, a longtime participant at the JCC and in programs sponsored there by the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged. The ceremony marked the first time a 100th birthday had been celebrated at the JCC.
Anne was born in the United States. Her parents had emigrated from Russia. She was one of four children. She has two children, four grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She lived in Queens and worked as a head bookkeeper in Manhattan until she retired and moved to Florida. She moved back to New York eight years ago to live with her daughter in Dix Hills.
Anne says she played the stock market successfully and attributed her success to “just being smart”. Anne gets her exercise by walking back and forth the length of the main corridor of the JCC eight times a day. Everyone at the JCC knows her and marvels at this spry 100 years-young woman. She says that one has to be a mensch – “you mustn’t go up or down, just straight ahead.”
Supervisor Petrone presented Anne with a proclamation from the Town Board congratulating her on her centennial and wishing her many more happy and productive years.