With a special party that included family members and fellow residents of The Manor at Seneca Hill, Anthony (Tony) Cornell celebrated his 101st birthday on Feb. 22.
Cornell was a well known resident of the Hastings/Parish area where he owned Cornell’s Garage, located on county Route 38 in Hastings. In addition to owning a local business, he was active in the community. He was one of the original members of the Hastings Volunteer Fire Department, which was founded in 1953. He served as fire chief for many years, and was an active member for nearly 58 years.
Among those celebrating his milestone birthday in the photo seated from the left are daughter-in-law Lyn Cornell, Anthony Cornell and his daughter, Joyce Murphy. Standing from the left are son Ron Cornell, godson Anthony Roe, and Tom Weatherup, a family friend.