I had hoped to see Elizabeth turn 113...she was in much better shape at
her 112th,engaged with her surroundings,compared to Emma Tillman at her
114th birthday party that I attended in November 2006.But this has been a
very bad period in the never-low supercentenarian death rate.
Elizabeth Stefan was born in Austria-Hungary but spent most of her life in
the USA,and latterly in Norwalk,Connecticut.She survived her son but
leaves a daughter and grandchildren and a great-grandson (others younger
than she have left more generations than that,of course).
The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.