Published: September 29, 2010
Generation of excitement: The birth of Isabella Slifka was cause for celebration as her family gathered to commemorate five generations. Isabella, born to Joe and Deanna (Brown) Slifka of Liberty on Sept. 3, was only nine days old when she met her great-great-grandmother, Bertha Pirlozzi, 91, of New Castle. Isabella’s great-grandfather, Philip Pirlozzi of Masury, and her grandmother Felicia (Pirlozzi) Brown of Hubbard represent part of the five generations. Above, great-grandfather Philip beams as he stands over, from left to right, grandmother Felicia, great-great grandmother Bertha, holding Isabella, and Isabella’s mother, Deanna.