Birthday-Erma Kennedy

Erma (Ciampoli) Kennedy of Garvey Manor Nursing Home, formerly of 602 First Ave., Altoona, where she resided for 60 years, celebrated her 103rd birthday. A surprise birthday party was held in her honor at Garvey Manor.

She was born June 30, 1915, in Spruce Creek. She was married to Edgar Kennedy for 50 years. He passed away in 1989.

She has two children: Arlene Schirf and Arthur. who are deceased. She also has four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Erma was a homemaker and also held several jobs outside the home, retiring from the Penn State Altoona Bookstore.

She graduated from Altoona High School in 1934.

Mrs. Kennedy is a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Altoona, where she was a member of a rosary group.

She enjoys spending time with her friends and family at Garvey Manor.

Senior birthday announcements are published free of charge on the Community page for area residents celebrating their 85th birthday and above. Email a photo and information to community For more information, call Brenda Carberry, community news coordinator, at 946-7459.