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91-year-old jewelry shop founder still going strong

May 20, 2019 06:17 PM

Chances are you or someone you know has at some point purchased jewelry from Frank Sosnowski. He's the founder of Mayfair Jewelers.

Sosnowski, 91, opened his first shop in 1953 and still drives himself to work six days a week, where he puts in a full day and does things like banking, going to the post office – and changing batteries.

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It's especially impressive when you consider he starts each day putting on his prosthetic leg. In fact, he's been using prosthetics since he was just 8 years old and a train ran over his leg while he was playing with friends. That landed him in the hospital for almost five months.

As soon as he was able to, he helped his family earn money by working as a shoeshine boy. One day, a prominent jeweler stopped by with his wife. That changed the course of his life forever.

Find out how this all led to the opening of Mayfair Jewelers by watching the video of Jerry Gretzinger's "Upside" report.

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Jerry Gretzinger & WNYT Staff

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