Glidden Auto Body founder turns 90

4:37 PM, Dec 5, 2012   |    comments
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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- For most people the idea of retirement means you finally get that down time you've always wanted. A chance to break away from the every day grind. That's not the case though for Bob Glidden.

Glidden who founded Glidden Auto Body in Bangor back in 1964, turned 90-years-old today. A lot has changed over the years since he first started the shop, but one thing that still remains is Glidden's dedication to the industry. He doesn't own the business anymore but still stops by to share a good story or two, and of course still does those commercials you might recognize him from.

Wednesday several of Bob's closest friends, family members and former co-workers came together to throw him a surprise birthday and show their appreciation for a man still going strong at 90. "Bob was fantastic. He was one of the best employers I ever had," says Bud Disesry who worked at Gliddens for 24 years.

The crowds that came out to celebrate the milestone came as quite a surprise to Glidden. "There's been so many people here I just can't believe the crowd they've brought in here for me," says Glidden about his surprise party.


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