Photo: Celebrating 100th

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  • Friends and neighbors Kenneth Seyffer and Jane Harrington, residents of Loomis Village in South Hadley, pause to catch up on things at a celebration Friday marking the Brooklyn-born Seyffer’s 100th birthday Tuesday. In honor of her father's centenary, his daughter Kathy Opdycke of Virginia, in background, right, spent the last six months creating a 1/24th-scale replica of the Loomis Village farmhouse, which she presented to the retirement community. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Loomis Village resident Kenneth Seyffer celebrated his 100th birthday with friends and neighbors in the lobby of the South Hadley retirement community on Friday, April 30, 2021. In honor of her father's centennary, his daughter Kathy Opdycke of Virginia, third from left, spent the last six months creating a 1/24th scale replica of the Loomis Village farmhouse which she gave to Loomis Village. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

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Published: 5/1/2021 12:16:03 AM

SOUTH HADLEY – On Friday, friends and neighbors of Loomis Village resident Kenneth Seyffer helped him celebrate his 100th birthday, which actually happened on Tuesday. In honor of her father’s centenary, his daughter Kathy Opdycke of Virginia spent the last six months creating a 1/24th scale replica of the Loomis Village farmhouse which she presented to the retirement community at the fete. Opdycke said it was bittersweet saying goodbye to her miniature creation – but will be glad to have her dining room table back again.

Kevin Gutting can be reached at kgutting@gazettenet.com. Follow him on Twitter @KeivnGutting.
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