New Jersey Man Celebrates 101st Birthday at Job He's Had for 73 Years (PHOTOS)

New Jersey Man Celebrates 101st Birthday at Work
Herman 'Hy' Goldman celebrating his 101st birthday
Mel Evans/AP

updated 08/19/2014 at 11:35 AM EDT

originally published 08/19/2014 10:50AM

Herman "Hy" Goldman turned 101 this weekend and won't quit after 73 years working at the same job.

Goldman still shows up four days a week to a light-fixtures company, Capitol Lighting, in East Hanover, New Jersey. 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.



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Lighting repair specialist Herman 'Hy' Goldman at work

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


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