Sam | A True Gentleman
Posted on September 22, 2015 by Julie Smead
In the 1940s, Sam A. purchased the Chestnut Beer Garden in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and ran the small neighborhood bar for more than 30 years. It was a good life, and he and his wife, Fanny, spent every winter at their second home in Delray Beach, Florida, across the street from fellow snowbirds Alvin and Evelyn, who were from Buffalo, New York.
When Sam and Evelyn both lost their spouses the same year, they started spending time together. Now they’re sweethearts and live in the same New York community. Sam doesn’t have children, but loves getting hugs and kisses from Evelyn’s grandsons.
When asked his secret to longevity, the 103-year-old says, “I take care of the women!”
Photo by noted portrait photographer Mark Seliger.