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99-year-old man being honored for his 81 years of working as an usher at baseball stadium

By Mason White 10:27 AM August 31, 2017
Phil Coyne being honored
Phil Coyne being honored
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) A man was honored for his service after being 81 years on the same job.

Phil Coyne of Pennsylvania, was hired to work as an usher for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1936.

He never stopped working and he is not planning to retire even at 99-years-old.

Coyne, who worked as an usher for over 6,000 games, said “as long as God lets me on this earth I’ll be here.”

The Pittsburgh City Council decided to honor Coyne for his many years of dedicated service by declaring this Tuesday “Phil Coyne Day” in Pittsburgh.

City Councilman Dan Gilman of Squirrel Hill presented Coyne with a proclamation, honoring him for “his remarkable commitment to the Pittsburgh Pirates organization and the Pittsburgh community.”

Pirates president Frank Coonelly said that Coyne “is truly a treasure for the Pittsburgh Pirates, a treasure for our greater community here in Pittsburgh.”

When asked about the secret to his long and active life, Coyne laughed and pulled two packages of Oreo cookies out from his bag.

The elderly man said that he eats two Oreo cookies with a glass of milk every night before going to bed.