Don’t touch that dial

Photo by Sue Suchyta. Melvindale resident Paul Colosimo (left), who celebrates his 99th birthday Oct. 21, was honored by Mayor Stacy Striz (right) at the Sept. 7 City Council meeting. Councilman Steven Densmore (center) watches as Striz invites him to join her Sept. 16 as a Homecoming Parade honoree.

Photo by Sue Suchyta. Melvindale resident Paul Colosimo (left), who celebrates his 99th birthday Oct. 21, was honored by Mayor Stacy Striz (right) at the Sept. 7 City Council meeting. Councilman Steven Densmore (center) watches as Striz invites him to join her Sept. 16 as a Homecoming Parade honoree.

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.

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