News

Man celebrates 101st birthday by going to work

Man celebrates 101st birthday by going to work

FOREVER YOUNG: Lighting repair specialist Herman "Hy" Goldman, 101, refurbishes a light fixture in his workshop at Capitol Lighting where he has worked for 73 years, Monday, Aug. 18, in East Hanover, N.J. Now that he has turned 101, Goldman who often said that he would retire when he reached 100, has changed his mind. He still drives himself to work four days a week. Photo: Associated Press/Mel Evans

EAST HANOVER, N.J. (AP) — Herman “Hy” Goldman turned 101 this weekend and won’t quit after 73 years working at the same New Jersey job.

Goldman still shows up four days a week at light fixtures company Capitol Lighting in East Hanover. His co-workers celebrated his birthday with him on Monday.

Aside from a brief absence to serve in the U.S. Army in World War II, Goldman has worked at Capitol Lighting since 1941. The store says he was first hired to sell items and stock and clean the displays.

Co-worker Sandy Ronco says Goldman now specializes in rebuilding items that were damaged or unusable.

Goldman lives in nearby Whippany and still drives himself to work.

News from ClarksvilleNow.com

Updated
clarksville high lady wildcats softball michael rios photography

today in High School, News, Sports

Clarksville High Lady Wildcats softball team play in state tournament

The Lady Wildcats face the Siegel Stars at Starplex field.

Updated
egypt air may 24

today in News

NEW: Evidence of an explosion on Egyptair Flight 804

All 66 people on board were killed when the Airbus 320 crashed in the Mediterranean early Thursday.

i-24-interstate-traffic

yesterday in News

Meeting to discuss transit between Clarksville and Nashville

The public is invited to attend the June 9 meeting.

Gary Simpson mug

yesterday in Crime, News

Accused kidnapper Gary Simpson ordered to undergo mental evaluation

Simpson is accused of checking Carlie Trent out of school on May 4 under false pretenses.

riversidecrash1

yesterday in News

Crash involving motorcycle, vehicle on Riverside Dr.

The motorcycle rider appeared to have non life-threatening injuries.