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A former town custodian is remembered

May 4, 2012

GREENWICH, CT — A former custodian, who died last week at the age of 106, is remembered as a man who respected others and was immensely proud of his work, according to the Greenwich Time.

John Sorrento worked as a custodian for the town for 32 years, retiring in 1970, the article stated.

According to the article, for his 100th birthday, Sorrento spoke with the Greenwich Time, detailing the duties of his career.

"I was in charge of supervising the installation of the parking meters on Greenwich Avenue. That was in 1953," said Sorrento.

"Those were penny meters — 15 minutes for a penny. Even then, people would bend pennies so they could get extra time," Sorrento added.

When asked about the secret to Sorrento''s long life, his daughter, Gwen Horvath, succinctly stated that it was directly related to good living, the article noted.

"He always had a very calm personality. Things didn''t bother him. He had a good philosophy of life, he was always there to help anybody at anytime," said Horvath.

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