108-Year-Old New York Barber Still Going Strong With No Plans to Retire

Anthony Mancinelli is a WWII-era veteran and a family man, and he just so happens to be the oldest barber in the world.

Anthony Mancinelli started working as a barber in 1922 at the age of 11.

Back then, Babe Ruth was swatting homers for the Yankees, Jack Dempsey was the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion and Prohibition was just getting under way.

Ninety-seven years later, Mancinelli still works full-time at a New Windsor, N.Y. barber shop.

The centenarian is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest barber in the world.

Mancinelli ran his own business — Anthony’s Barber Shop — for 40 years in Newburgh, N.Y., before switching to his current chair at Fantastic Cuts.

He’s a WWII-era veteran, and was married for 69 years. He says the secret to longevity is simple: don’t retire.

“They all wonder when I’m going to retire. I say, ‘When the good Lord calls me,’ ” Mancinelli joked during a recent Aol interview.

Watch Mancinelli’s full interview below: 

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