Century Club: Former jacks champion turns 100

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When Elda Todeschini was a little girl, jacks was a competitive sport. In 1925, she was the best player in Allegheny County and was named champion.

Mrs. Todeschini doesn't play anymore (it involves a lot of kneeling), but she is still a champ at Valley Care adult day services in Moon. On Dec. 16, she celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends.

She was one of five children born to Jack and Theresa Boseiti of Coraopolis. A longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Coraopolis, she wed Abe Todeschini in 1940. She has two sons, Allen Todeschini of Coraopolis, with whom she lives, and Raymond Boseiti of Moon. Mr. Todeschini died in 1981 after 41 years of marriage. She has two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

If you or a friend or a relative recently turned 100, the Post-Gazette would like to hear from you. To be included in Century Club, send the honoree's biographical information and your phone number to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Century Club, Attn: Kevin Kirkland, 34 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh 15222. Fax: 412-491-8452. Email: kkirkland@post-gazette.com.

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