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100 CANDLES: Joseph Lewis Nedesky


Joseph Lewis Nedesky celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends from all parts of the country on April 4 at Benedictine Health Center.

Joseph was born April 10, 1909, to Pauline Sajda and Stephen Nedesky in Johnstown, Pa.

He grew up in Duluth and attended St. James Parochial School. On May 5, 1932, Joseph married Ruth Olson of Duluth and they lived in the Morgan Park neighborhood. He worked for U.S. Steel for 44 years and retired in 1971. After retirement, Joseph and Ruth moved to Florida and returned to Duluth in 2003.

Their children are: Cathleen (Clyde) Nelson of Duluth; Joseph (Roxie) Nedesky of Mapleton, Utah; Richard (Barb) Nedesky of Hoyt Lakes; and Mary Berard of Waterford, Va.