Norma Pertko marks 101st birthday

Wellsburg native Norma Pertko celebrated her 101st birthday on June 14.

A resident of Genesis Health Care Brightwood Nursing Center in Follansbee, she was born June 14, 1913, daughter of the late Clara and August Smith.

She had a son, John Pertko, who is deceasedm and a sister, Virginia Byers, who also is deceased. She had one grandson.

Her first job was at the age of 14 years old at the Glass House of Brook County, then after she worked at Weirton Steel.

Pertko enjoys arts and crafts, bingo, dancing, listening to music and feeding the birds.