Family, friends celebrate Dorothy Stanley’s 100th birthday

(Photos by Courier photographer Dayna Delgado)

The New Pittsburgh Courier congratulates Dorothy M. Stanley on her 100th birthday! A birthday celebration took place in the parking lot across from the Ebenezer Towers in the Hill District on July 14.

Stanley was born on July 14, 1921, in Anniston, Alabama. Her family moved to Pennsylvania in 1932. She came to Pittsburgh in 1946 with her late husband.

Stanley is the mother of Cassandra, Arthur, Barbara and Ed.

DOROTHY STANLEY, WITH STATE REP. ED GAINEY

“Do everything in moderation, don’t overdo anything,” Cassandra Stanley told the Courier of her mother’s favorite sayings. Another of Dorothy Stanley’s favorite sayings: “Whenever things get crazy, let’s calm down, let’s sit down and talk it out.”

DOROTHY STANLEY, WITH GRANDDAUGHTER TAMIKO STANLEY

Tamiko Stanley, one of Dorothy Stanley’s grandchildren, said her grandmother “represents what the Hill District” was all about. “She’s truly the definition of loving your neighbor.”

Tamiko Stanley said her grandmother has taught her that no matter the challenges or triumphs that she’s been through, “never let it interrupt your ability to always assume goodwill.”

DOROTHY STANLEY WAS THE STAR OF THE SHOW!

Dorothy Stanley’s favorite Bible scripture is Psalms 103, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, Bless His Holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits…”

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