Barbara St. Clair, holding a replica of the Oct. 22, 1921 New York Tribune, with Jacob Schaad, Jr. during a party to celebrate his 95th birthday.


CAPE MAY – It was a grand reunion for Barbara St. Clair and Jacob Schaad, Jr. when friends and relatives honored Schaad at a dinner for his 95th birthday at the Marquis de Lafayette Hotel in Cape May.

Schaad, who has been a reporter and writer for 77 years, spent much of that time locally on the editorial staff of the Gazette Leader publications when St. Clair was editor and publisher. The front page replica of the New York Tribune that St. Clair is holding is dated Oct. 22, 1921, the day Schaad was born.

Schadd is writing a book with pianist Linda Gentille about her early career, during which she met Liberace, President Ronald Reagan, and Donald Trump. Titled “Liberace and Me and Others You’ll See,” the book is expected to be ready for publication by Inauguration Day in January.