100th birthday party for ‘amazing’ Pudsey grandmother

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A GRANDMOTHER celebrated her 100th birthday with a party at St Andrew’s Church Hall in Pudsey at the weekend.

Gladys Kroshchuk Scholes, who was born in a house on Inghams Terrace, Pudsey, on August 19 1917, volunteered to help in the Salvation Army during World War Two.

She met Ukranian Theodore Kroshchuk while he was lodging in Pudsey in 1948 after being demobbed from the Polish Army and they were married in 1949.

Mr Kroshchuk died in 2011. The couple had two daughters, Dorothy Stefanidis and Anita Reed, and three grandchildren. She lived independently until last year and now lives at Radcliffe Gardens Nursing Home, Pudsey.

Daughter Dorothy Stefanidis, said: “She is an amazing lady, a much loved mum and grandma, who has adapted to the changes in her life with great positivity.”