Comments for: After 67 years of work, Thomaston man retires

Posted March 30, 2012, at 2:06 p.m.
Last modified March 30, 2012, at 6:48 p.m.

THOMASTON | Pete Surek recalls his first job working the 6 p.m.-midnight shift at a small convenience store in Rockland. Surek was 12 years old at the time. The 78-year-old Thomaston man has held a job ever since, but that will end next week when Surek retires as the …

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  • Congratulations on your long work history! If only others would take your lead. I hope you enjoy a long and happy retirement. :-)

  • Anonymous

    I wish the younger folks had your work ethic.
    Enjoy this time with the wife, kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    Happy retirement.

    • Guest

      How many people are blessed with anyone trying as hard as people obviously did, to hold up a person and ensure their security?   Many people, young people, with initiative are cast aside, as well as adults.  It isn’t magic.  It isn’t a lack of work ethic.  Few do anything alone.

      I don’t make comments about the Governor, but this is also what happened to him.  He does not acknowledge that he could have gone south very fast if there were not a number of people lifting him up when he was young.  I only mention this now because it is a recurring theme that a person somehow just magically picks oneself up by one’s bootstraps.  There are those that do, but books are written about them, and they are few and far between.

      As to the Supercenter, and Thomaston having plenty of undeveloped land — it won’t be in the village, will it.  It will be on Rockland’s doorstep.

      He sure does look healthy and happy.  That’s great. His wife, too, should get an award for her 57 years, plus of hard work.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like it is time for a well deserved rest. Enjoy your retirement.

  • Anonymous

    If any younger folks need someone to look up too, there he is.  Welfare babies this is how it is done!  You don’t make excuses for your crummy upbringing.  You come to a point in your life where you have to realize that you and only you can change your life. This genltmen here made that choice 67 years ago and never looked back.

  • Anonymous

    with all the paths he’s crossed, if he wasn’t retiring, he’d make a great talent spotter for other business people……….

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