90 Years Young: A Palisadian Birthday to Remember

By TRILBY BERESFORD | Reporter

The Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club was full of life on Saturday, June 2, when they hosted a celebratory luncheon for Palisadians who recently turned 90 or older.

“I love this event because it brings the community together,” Fay Vahdani of Luxe Homecare announced to the distinguished party guests.

Among the 90 year olds were June Pynn, who chose a dazzling pink ensemble for this big day, and Thomas Weese who turns 90 in June and arrived suited up. “It’s a very close knit group,” Weese said, referring to the Palisadian community.

Among the crowd were several seniors who have surpassed the centenary mark: John Danley, who moved to the Palisades in 1954; June Capp, who has lived in the same house for 64 years; Beulah Curry who lives at Atria Senior Center; longtime residents Alice Brown and Betty Frick; and Phyllis Genovese, who ran a leather shop, worked with the Santa Monica Police Department, pumped gas during the war and was the first female president of the Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce.

Even Billy and Janine Crystal, co-mayors of the Palisades, dropped in to say hi and crack a few jokes.