Several people alerted me to this gentleman’s passing this week. I didn’t know him but am glad to have heard about him and sorry not to have met him. Coney Island strong man Joe Rollino was felled this week at the age of 104, and apparently nothing short of an errant automobile could fell him. It’s not to late to acquant yourself with this interesting character. The Coney Island Oral History Project was fortunate in capturing him in conversation. And there are excellent obituaries at the NYTimes and NYPost. The lesson of this story is EAT YOUR WHEATIES!
Requiem for a Strong Man