101-year-old Hy Goldman is 'fixture' at Capitol Lighting in East Hanover

While most men lucky enough to live to be 100 years old are living a leisurely life, Hy Goldman says working is what keeps him

While most men lucky enough to live to

While most men lucky enough to live to be 100 years old are living a leisurely life, Hy Goldman says working is what keeps him young. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

EAST HANOVER - While most men lucky enough to live to be 100 years old are living a leisurely life, Hy Goldman says working is what keeps him young.

Having a passion and purpose keeps the 101-year-old going strong. "It gives me a reason to get up in the morning and go," he says.

Goldman works four days a week at Capitol Lighting in East Hanover. He is an institution at the company, where he's been employed for 73 years.

"He was very devoted to his wife, who was a wonderful lady who also worked for us," says co-owner Max Lebersfeld. "She passed away, but he came back from that."

Goldman was a longtime store manager but in more recent years, he is content in his workshop. He repairs and reconstructs fixtures. "Each one is a challenge and that's it," he says. "Each one gives you something that the last one didn't."

Goldman says he plans to keep putting body, mind and heart into the job.

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