Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Strongman of Coney Island

Joe Rollino died yesterday while taking his daily five mile walk.

He was 104 years old.

He was struck by a van.

He was small, but one of the strongest men who ever lived.

Read this obit from the NY Times and marvel at a real character.

1 comment:

Jeff Taylor said...

I personally know guys a quarter of Mr.Rollino's age that don't have the energy, zest, or body that he had. His death is an example of how strange and ironic life can be sometimes. Imagine, living an active life while being over 100 years old, only to be hit and killed minutes from home by a van !