New Jersey man celebrates his 101st birthday ... by going to work
Lighting repair specialist Herman 'Hy' Goldman, 101, refurbishes a light fixture in his workshop at Capitol Lighting where he has worked for 73 years in East Hanover, N.J. on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP / Mel Evans)
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:53AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:46PM EDT
EAST HANOVER, N.J. -- 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. He still drives himself to work.