Skip to main content

Penn Forest Township woman turns 96

  • Helen Rizzo
    Helen Rizzo
Published March 26. 2010 08:28AM

Helen Rizzo of Penn Forest Township celebrated her 96th birthday on Sunday. She was born on March 21, 1914 in Norristown, Pa.

She was married to Daniel Rizzo who died in 1984. They had two children, a son, Carmen, and his wife, Susan, Worcester; and a daughter, Marian, and her husband Bob Shuler, of Penn Forest Township, with whom she resides.

Helen has a grandson Tom Rizzo, Worcester; and two granddaughters, Elizabeth Barr, Colorado Springs, Colo; and Dr. Jennifer Myers, and her husband Dr. Ian Myers, Wilmington, Del. She has five great-grandchildren: Matt, Ken, Ben, Edward and Eliot.

Helen still cooks and loves to bake and sew. She attends meetings at the Panther Valley Golden Agers and sings with the chorus.

She enjoys reading and is a member of the Bear Creek Lakes Book Club. She worked as a seamstress.

Longevity must be in the genes as Helen's brother is 94 and her mother lived to be 99 .

Classified Ads

Event Calendar


October 2017


Upcoming Events

Twitter Feed


Bombers get creative with parade floats

40.8014826, -75.6101867

Some of Palmerton’...

Man faces charges for shooting his dog

40.8014826, -75.6101867

Charges have been...

Extension hosts annual dinner

40.7986942, -75.8104747

The Carbon County Ex...

Reader Photo Galleries