Turning 105 is a milestone not many people get to experience, but for one resident at Edgemere that day is now a reality. John Tower celebrated his 105th birthday on Monday, August 21. The celebration, located at Edgemere (8523 Thackery Street), honored Tower, and family members were present along with fellow residents to share the occasion. There was cake, punch and the singing of happy birthday for the 105-year-old!
The WWII veteran grew up in Weymouth, Mass. before moving to University Park. He married his wife Grace in 1941 and together they had four children. Tower was an engineer and worked for the U.S. Department of Energy before retiring. He has lived through a lot of history and has plenty of stories to share. The centenarian keeps his mind active by reading the newspaper each day and listening to music. The community says he is quite popular as he receives more mail than any other resident.