Rose Knesz celebrates 100th birthday
Rose Knesz, a Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek resident, celebrated her 100th birthday April 5.
Born and raised in Northampton, Rose moved to Sacred Heart in 2015.
She is a daughter of Joseph and Anna Messenlehner Augustine and had five siblings, Stephen, Theresa, Anna, Mary and Joseph.
Rose attended Our Lady of Hungary Catholic School, Northampton, before attending Northampton High School until 10th grade. From there, she went to work.
Rose was employed at Universal Pants Factory for 42 years.
Rose married Joseph Polgar, of Bethlehem, in 1945. They had two children, Rose and John.
After her husband’s death, Rose married Stephen Knesz in 1958 and remained married until his death. They had twins, Debra and Dennis.
Rose has 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Rose has enjoyed dancing, taking walks, crocheting and socializing. She is very active at Sacred Heart and takes part in Senior Fit, crafts, bingo, games and sing-alongs.