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File #: 2010-0298    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 4/6/2010 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 4/6/2010
Enactment date: 4/6/2010 Enactment #: 174
Effective date:    
Title: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh, does hereby commend and congratulate Mrs. Daniher on her 80th birthday and 60th wedding anniversary and does hereby declare Wednesday, April 7, 2010 to be "Theresa Daniher Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: Douglas Shields, Patrick Dowd, All Members
Attachments: 1. 2010-0298.doc
WHEREAS, Theresa Daniher, a life-long resident of the historic Polish Hill region of Pittsburgh, was born Theresa Frances Filipiak on April 7, 1930 as one of six children to a loving and close-knit family of Polish immigrants; and

WHEREAS, Theresa inherited her sense of community from her mother Antoinette Filipiak, who was very well known in her hometown in Poland for her generous donation of several beautiful stained glass windows to adorn the important and historic local Polish churches; and

WHEREAS, a living testament to the rich historic character of the Polish Hill community, Theresa attended Polish grade school and Saint John's High school in Polish Hill and is often overheard telling stories about the days when she would ride the street car over the hill to go to a movie or walk with her friends by the train tracks in the strip district to see train cars full of soldiers passing through on their way to serve their country; and

WHEREAS, Theresa met her husband Donald as a young child when they would throw rocks at each other-obviously love at first sight; and

WHEREAS, Theresa married Donald Daniher 60 years ago at Saint Paul's Cathedral in June 1950 and together they had five children-Michael, John, Mark, Donna, and Maggie; and

WHEREAS, though Theresa is a mother of five, a grand mother of 13, great grandmother of 2 and lover of her three grandoggies and grandkitties, her love of family has always extended beyond the borders of her household as the unofficial "mom" of her close-knit community-many of whose children and grandchildren still lovingly call her "mom Daniher" in their adulthood; and

WHEREAS, Theresa worked for many years at the University of Pittsburgh and the Forbes Center for Gerontology and later in private nursing care, caring for patients with the same love and attention she devotes to her own family; and

WHEREAS, Theresa spent many years volunteering as a librarian at Saint Paul's Cathedral and Central Catho...

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