Good for you | by Nova Beall
Simo Radulovich of Palm Harbor celebrated his 102nd birthday June 21 with family and friends at Harbor Chase, an assisted living facility where he and his wife, Stella, reside.
Radulovich offered a champagne toast to all the guests present and cake was served in the party room, decorated with red and gold balloons. Guests offered good wishes and stayed for conversation and pictures. Harbor Chase residents and staff presented the centenarian with a large scroll filled with signatures and birthday greetings. After the party, Radulovich and his family went out to dinner to make the special day complete.
He was born June 21, 1910, in Polaca, a municipality in northern Dalmatia, to Kosta Radulovich, a farmer, and his wife, Jovanka Maglov Radulovich.
As a young man, he studied tailoring in Serbia, France and England.
At the age of 40, he married Stanislava "Stella" Seizovic March 5, 1950, in Belgrade, Serbia. This year they celebrated 62 years of marriage.
Two years later the couple immigrated to the United States. They made their home in Chicago, where he owned a tailoring, alteration and dry cleaning business as well as other properties in the Chicago area.
For 20 years the couple divided their time between Chicago and Tarpon Springs, eventually building a home here in 1985. They made the move to Harbor Chase in January 2012.
Radulovich has always been an avid reader with an interest in history, politics, travel and opera.
On his 100th birthday, he attributed his longevity to excellent genes; living in moderation; eating healthy foods, including lots of garlic; taking vitamins; enjoying red wine; getting a good night's sleep; and daily exercise.
Radulovich is happy to be in generally good health. He likes talking and joking with people and is enjoying the friendly staff and residents at Harbor Chase who keep him busy and engaged and looks forward to the daily games that help him stay physically active.
Radulovich and his wife have two children and four grandchildren.
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Fred and Sara Snook of Clearwater and Homosassa recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a visit to Fall Creek Falls in Pikeville, Tenn., where they were joined by their five children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, as well as other family members.
The couple married May 27, 1942, in Alvin, Va.
The Snooks came here in 1964 from Massachusetts, where Mr. Snook managed a Sears store. After moving to Clearwater, he worked for Dynamic Realty as a broker.
Mrs. Snook is a homemaker, mother and grandmother.
The couple were longtime members of Clearwater's Faith United Church of Christ and are now members of Faith Lutheran Church, Lecanto.
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