By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
MELVINDALE – When local radio repairman Paul Colosimo turns 99 on Oct. 21, he isn’t considering retiring – at least not until he turns 100.
Mayor Stacy Striz honored Colosimo at the Sept. 7 council meeting, and invited him to ride with her Sept. 16 in Melvindale High School’s Homecoming Parade.
He is the owner of Paul’s Radio and Television Service, 18573 Allen Road, in Melvindale, specializing in repairing antique radios and vintage radios in classic cars.
“We opened up Jan. 3, 1954. Built it in ’53. Been there ever since. It’s been a couple years,” Colosimo said amid laughter.
Colosimo also will be honored Oct. 15 at St. Mary Magdalen Roman Catholic Church, 1624 Wood St. in Melvindale as the congregation’s longest serving active parishioner.