Lawmakers Join Flatbush Resident’s 100th Birthday Party

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L-R: State Sen. Simcha Felder, Samuel Saunders and Councilman Chaim Deutsch make the sign of “100” Sunday as they celebrate Saunders’s 100th birthday in Flatbush. (Office of Sen. Felder)
L-R: State Sen. Simcha Felder, Samuel Saunders and Councilman Chaim Deutsch make the sign of “100” Sunday as they celebrate Saunders’s 100th birthday in Flatbush. (Office of Sen. Felder)

Two Brooklyn lawmakers on Sunday celebrated the centennial of a Flatbush man who immigrated to the country 75 years ago.

State Sen. Simcha Felder and Councilman Chaim Deutsch congratulated Samuel “Sandy” Saunders on his milestone 100th birthday.

Standing at the celebration at the Senior League of Flatbush, Felder issued a proclamation marking the event.

“Senior citizens bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the increasingly active roles they play in today’s society,” the proclamation read. “Their past contributions and future participation are a vital part of, and valuable asset to, the fabric of community life and activity.”

Saunders was born in London in 1916, eventually sailing across the Atlantic Ocean on the Queen Mary and moving to Midwood. For 25 years he owned a beauty shop on Newkirk Avenue.

“Sandy is a very energetic, talented and gregarious individual,” Felder said. “His exceptional centenarian, with his zest for life, has inspired and enhanced the lives of his family and friends.”