A pair of Cicero’s long-time residents were honored with special birthday caravans in the past month.
In September, Lorraine Kmen received a special honor at the Town Board meeting to celebrate her 90th birthday. Kmen’s birthday included a caravan on Oct 15, just a week after she finished her ninth decade. She was born in Cicero, the middle of five and the mother of Kimberly Gerdzunas.
“We wish Lorraine the happiest of birthdays as a Super Senior, and we honor all of our senior residents for all the work they did during their lives to make Cicero a great community,” said Town President Larry Dominick. “They have done so much for our town, and they should be acknowledged, honored and thanked.”
Later on the same day, town officials caravaned to Juan DeLeon’s house to celebrate his 75th birthday. DeLeon, a member of the Community Service Organization (CSO), has been battling cancer and town officials wanted to make his day a little extra special.
“We wish Juan the strength to get through this and want to remind him he has many friends,” Dominick said. “We are praying for him.”
The Super Seniors program celebrates Cicero residents who are turning 90 or older, honoring their legacy as they become or continue their lives as nonagenarians and centenarians.