Nino Petrocelli Sr.’s decades-long run as a borough councilman has come to an end, but that doesn’t mean that Bridgeville’s best-dressed elected official is ready leave public service.
In a Post-Gazette profile last week, Petrocelli Sr. said that he hopes to stay involved in the community as a volunteer on one of the borough’s commissions.
“I’m 81, but I’m not sure I want to slow down yet,” Petrocelli Sr. told the paper.
In addition to being the only octogenarian who could wear a lime green polo shirt with a fauxhawk and make it look good, Petrocelli Sr. was instrumental in creating Bridgeville’s road maintenance program and in the effort to restore the borough’s war memorial.
The Post-Gazette profile is a fun read, as Petrocelli’s life story is basically the American immigrant dream, with a guest appearance by Mr. McFeely from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.