B'ville woman still busy at 99 years old

Eleanor Schurman will celebrate a rare milestone next month.

The Syracuse Home volunteer will turn 100 on July 1.

Born in New York City, Eleanor moved to Ramsey, NJ at six months of age. One of four children, Eleanor graduated with a master's degree from NYU in 1933 and became the first physical education teacher at a school in Minoa, where she also taught math.

Eleanor is married and has two children, six grandchildren and is awaiting the arrival of a great-grandchild any day now.

After moving to Florida, Eleanor returned to New York and now volunteers at Syracuse Home Association and works with Canton Woods Crafts crocheting cancer hats and lap robes for the local St. Joseph and VA hospitals. She also volunteered for Meals on Wheels for several years and remains active in her church.

While a resident in Florida, Eleanor had more than 10,000 hours of volunteer service. She certainly keeps herself busy.

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