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McHarrie Pointe resident celebrates 100th birthday

Richard Margison, of McHarrie Pointe Assisted Living, celebrated his 100th birthday on July 2 with more than 20 friends and family members at McHarrie Pointe.

A native of Albany and World War II veteran, Margison settled in Cortland with his wife, Peg, to raise their three children - Nancy, Ellen and Richard. He worked as vice president of finance and management at SUNY Cortland, and enjoyed serving on many boards and other volunteer organizations throughout his life.

Upon retirement, the Margisons moved to the Syracuse area where they’ve enjoyed golfing, tennis, bowling, traveling the world, playing bridge and spending time with family. Richard and Peg have six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

“The secret to a long life is a good wife, good life and wonderful family,” Richard said. He also credits his active lifestyle to his longevity. “It’s been a peaceful, wonderful life.”

McHarrie Pointe Assisted Living is a program of McHarrie Life Senior Community, a not-for-profit organization that offers a continuum of healthcare programs and services for older adults including; independent retirement living at McHarrie Towne, assisted living and memory care at McHarrie Pointe, respite care, and a state-of-the-art short-term rehabilitation program and skilled nursing care at McHarrie Place. All programs and services are conveniently located on a beautiful 140-acre campus at 7740 Meigs Road in Baldwinsville. For more information, call 638-2521 or visit mcharrielife.org.

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