Working, walking, biking keeps this lady young
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.