By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
MELVINDALE – Local businessman and vintage radio repairman Paul Colosimo will celebrate a century Oct. 21, with a dinner Sunday afternoon at Roman Village Cucina Italiana in Dearborn with family.
Mayor Stacy Bazman announced Colosimo’s upcoming 100th birthday at the Oct. 18 city council meeting. Colosimo is currently in a health care facility recovering from a stroke, but is reportedly looking forward to a celebration this weekend with his family.
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,” Colosimo said when he turned 99 last year. “Been there ever since. It’s been a couple years.”
A World War II veteran, he served on the Naval Command Ship USS Adirondack (AGC-15), a floating command post with advanced communications equipment.
Colosimo, a member of St. Mary Magdalen Roman Catholic Church, 1624 Wood St., Melvindale, is the congregation’s longest serving active parishioner.
(Sue Suchyta can be reached at [email protected])