90-year-old Navy veteran stays young by keeping busy Inform/KCRA

Joe Stayner has no plans to call it quits any time soon. The 90-year-old Navy vet hasn’t slowed down since hanging up his uniform. Stayner has 70-years of roofing experience that he’s still putting to use today.

Stayner continues to run his roofing company in Sacramento, which he started after returning from World War II. He says staying busy is what keeps him young at heart and running circles around others his age. Stayner climbs ladders and fixes leaks with the speed and ease of someone a third his age.

His sons tried to get him to stop roofing about 10 years ago, until they realized working has kept their father strong and vibrant.


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