Violet Spevack 95th Birthday party
Vi-Vi-Vacious at Landerhaven
July 14, 2011
Our dear friend Violet Spevack celebrated her 95th birthday at a huge bash at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven on July 14, 2011. Nearly 800 of her nearest and dearest joined together to share good wishes and birthday cake.
Vi has written well over 2000 columns for the Cleveland Jewish News covering every event in the Jewish Community. When asked if she was covering this event also she responded "Of course. This is the best event ever."
In addition to guest speakers for Cleveland Jewish News, the Jewish News Federation and many other associations, the keynote speaker was Rona Barrett.
Rona Barret, Dina Spevack (Vi's daughter) and Vi Spevack
Rona and Violet have a lot in common. They are both pioneers in entertainment journalism. Both have a long, impressive resume and have interviewed a veritable Who's Who of interesting and influential people.
The venue was set up in violet (what else?) colors in honor of the Birthday Girl.
A huge copy of the cover of the souvenir birthday book was on display.
Of course, 95 is a milestone birthday, but she is still a spring chicken compared to her husband, David, who turned 99 in June. More proof that age is just a number, Violet is the epitome of Young at Heart.
Happy Birthday Violet - and many, many more.
Avery Friedman and Larry Morrow
David and Violet Spevack
Alan Schonberg and Armand Budish
Michael Bennett and Tom Lockshin
Rabbi Daniel Roberts
Rabbi Stephen Weiss with Vi Spevack
Vi's sister Gertrude Winer, granddaughter Ann Spevack,
Vi and son Jeff Spevack
Marilyn and Marshall Bedol
Alan Smason of Crescent City Jewish News in New Orleans
and Vi Spevack
David's brother Gerry Spevack with Vi
Judge Dan Polster
Lee C. Shapiro, Char Rapoport Nance,
Clifford Sussman and Eric Rubin
Evel Barcus and Harriet Leeds
Bruce Hennes and Marc Silverstreet
Rona Barrett and Alice Rickel
"Unoficially adopted son" Mark and Ellen Hoffman
David Spevack, Rabbi Weiss and Violet Spevack
Linda Tirk with Nina and Irv Rothman
Vi with cousins Vivian and Evan D. Witt
Sally and Don Messinger
Rona Barrett with Michael Bennett and Avery Friedman
Violet Spevack with great grandchildren Melanie, Danielle and Samantha and grandson Mark Chisling and his wife Stepahnie.
Anne Blank, Carole Weinberg, Sandy Horwitz and Martin Horwitz
Nadine Ritter, Irv Fine, Vi and Michael Ritter
Vi Spevack with Alice Rickel
Photos of Vi from the Special Tribute Book Cover
See the official profile of Violet and David Spevack
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