Youthfulness at 102, Koloa Resident Celebrates Birthday

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Youthfulness at 102, Koloa Resident Celebrates Birthday

By Anne O’Malley

Malcolm W. Stransky of Koloa, pictured in this undated photo, celebrated 102 years old on April 29.

Malcolm W. Stransky of Koloa, pictured in this undated photo, celebrated 102 years old on April 29.

Malcolm W. Stransky of Koloa celebrated his 102nd birthday on April 29.

Born in 1912 in  Saskatchewan, Canada, he’d roamed the plains, and as a young man he jumped a freight train to Chicago, where he was one of the 48 million visitors to the “Century of Progress” as the World’s Fair of 1933-34 was called.

Ultimately, Mr. Stransky supported himself in obtaining a degree in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University by picking celery in summers and working in a dormitory cafeteria during the school year.

He met his wife, Winnie, in college, and they married and raised three children.

Mr. Stransky, now a widower, makes his home with his daughter and her husband — Lynn and David McLernon of Koloa.

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Léo Azambuja, editor of For Kaua‘i, has won multiple journalism awards in the state of Hawai‘i, including investigative and enterprise reporting, spot news and feature writing, photojournalism and online reporting.

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