On Friday, March 4th,
Pedro Tirado, a long-time Washington Heights resident who now lives at
Isabella, celebrated his 100th Birthday. Surrounded by his family, his many friends
and his fellow Veterans from the Veteran’s Administration, Pedro was the guest
of honor at a party complete with testimonials, awards, music and plenty of cake.
Born in Puerto Rico, Pedro came to
New York as a young man and soon was drafted into the US army in during World
War II. He served in General Patton’s 3rd
Army, 4th Armored Division, Field
Artillery, survived the D-Day invasion in Normandy and fought in the Battle of
Returning to New York after the
war, he married his long-time sweetheart, and became a devoted father to (2)
beautiful daughters who are the “apple of his eye” – and who feel the same
After a successful career in the
engineering and export business, Pedro retired and became a favorite presence
in his neighborhood, helping others and attending his local Senior Center.
Pedro credits his long life to
filling his life with purpose and love – for his country, his family and God.
Pedro is pictured with his Veteran friends.