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Published on May 17th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline


100 years…and counting

Nate Shor is turning 100. Which means he was born in 1917 – the same year Woodrow Wilson began his second term as president; the U.S. entered World War I; Jews were expelled from Tel Aviv and Jaffa by Turkish authorities – and later were allowed back in; and Walt Disney graduated from high school.

Nate Shor is turning 100. And when he celebrates his centennial on June 8, 2017, his wife, Millie, will be right beside him to help him blow out a cake covered in candles.

Born in Richmond, Virginia and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Nate served in the United States Army during World War II. He moved to Hartford with his wife when they married in 1943. There, he worked as an electrical engineer for Hamilton Standard.

Over the years, Nate and Millie were active members of Beth Sholom Synagogue. When that shul became Beth Hillel Synagogue and moved to Bloomfield, the Shors moved along with it.

Today, the Shors live at the Court of Saint James in West Hartford – where, says their daughter Sandi Plummer, where the couple are “still actively enjoying life” – and are members of The Emanuel Synagogue. In addition, as he has for decades, the youthful centenarian continues to sing and play harmonica with the Bloomfield Music Makers.

When Nate is finished celebrating his 100th birthday, he has another celebration waiting in the wings: the one marking the Shor’s 74th wedding anniversary on August 22.

CAP: Millie and Nate Shor

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