‘Miss Jo’ celebrates 90th birthday

THEN AND NOW—Above left, a 16-year-old Jo Lassak at home in West Virginia. Above right, here she is today in Oak Park.

Leonora Josephine Lassak— better known as Miss Jo to the countless families who benefited from her leadership as a Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District specialist in Oak Park—will celebrate her 90th birthday on April 13 with a shindig that will reunite family and friends from all over the country.

Born on April 17, 1929 in West Virginia to Polish immigrant parents, Las...

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