Joseph DeMaria of Hometown, formerly of Hazleton, celebrated his 100th birthday yesterday. He was born on March 23, 1911 in Kelayres.
A current resident of the Hometown Nursing Center, DeMaria also previously resided in Still Creek with his daughter, Judy, and her husband, Wayne Postupack.
He is a son of the late Ignazio and Domenica (Cerami) DeMaria.
The youngest of the seven DeMaria siblings (four brothers and three sisters), he is the last immediate member of the family.
In addition to his daughter Judy, he had a stepdaughter, the late Gloria Olsen of Florida.