Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, attended a very special morning tea at the Abel Tasman Village in Chester Hill last Monday to congratulate Mr Heinz Sitterlee who turned 100 on December 9.
Mr Sitterlee was born in Lauenburg, Germany on December 9, 1919. He was one of eleven children.
He was a keen pigeon racer and a hard worker.
He worked as a builder in Germany, and built his own house and many others.
Mr Sitterlee migrated to Australia with his family in 1957 and settled in Virgil Avenue, Chester Hill.
He was married to his late wife Irmgard for over 73 years, and has three children – Monika, Martin and Manfred – 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Mr Clare said “Reaching 100 is a tremendous achievement for any person and I congratulate Mr Sitterlee on this extraordinary milestone.”
Mr Clare invites residents to let his office know when they are celebrating a special 90th plus birthday or a 50th plus wedding anniversary so he can arrange for appropriate personal congratulatory messages.
"Celebrating important occasions like this with members of our community is a great privilege," Mr Clare said.
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