Work­ing, walk­ing, bik­ing keeps this lady young

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - - Magazine - By Kevin Kirkland

Pitts­burgh Post-Gazette

Mary Bor­das Kle­ber, who turned 100 last week, knows how to stay in shape — work­ing, walk­ing, bik­ing and an oc­ca­sional trip to the casino.

She was born Nov. 9, 1917, in Per­ry­opo­lis, the oldest of eight chil­dren born to John Bour­dova (Bor­das) and He­len Fraderko. Her par­ents were born in Poland and Czechoslovakia, re­spec­tively, and came through El­lis Is­land in New York City.

She quit school in ninth grade to help sup­port her fam­ily, work­ing as a store clerk, sec­re­tary and book­keeper un­til 1952, when she mar­ried Wil­liam Au­gus­tus Kle­ber. They never had chil­dren, but she has about 50 nieces, neph­ews, great-nieces and great­nephews.

Mrs. Kle­ber still lives in the home that she and her hus­band built in 1955. The Kle­bers walked or biked 5 miles or more ev­ery day for many years and en­joyed trav­el­ing. Her most mem­o­rable trip was to Paris. In 2013, Mr. Kle­ber died after 61 years of mar­riage.

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