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A community gathers to celebrate 104 years of a life well-lived.

A centennial birthday is a momentous occasion, and for Albert Landino, affectionately known as Al, celebrating 104 with family and friends was amazing! The American House Somerset resident enjoyed birthday cake, and an afternoon visit from the Clawson Fire Department and military personnel who helped honor Al's remarkable journey.

Born on May 22, 1920, in Milford, Connecticut, Al has led an inspiring life filled with dedication, service and a passion for sports. As a World War II veteran and former Bloomfield Township fire chief, Al has left an indelible mark on his community. His commitment to his work and his country has earned him the respect and admiration of all who know him.

Al's passion for sports, particularly baseball, has been a lifelong love affair. From his early years in elementary school to his time in high school, he actively participated in the sport, leaving a lasting impression on his teammates and coaches. His dedication to physical fitness and staying active has undoubtedly contributed to his longevity.

On the personal side, Al has also enjoyed a fulfilling life. He married his beloved wife, Helen, at St. Anthony's in Detroit, Michigan. Their marriage lasted an incredible 70 years, a testament to their enduring love and commitment. Together, they raised two sons, Albert and Bruce, and have been blessed with three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

When asked about the secret to his long and vibrant life, Al humbly attributes it to taking care of himself, a little bit of luck along the way, and having a good doctor. His positive outlook and zest for life have undoubtedly played a significant role in his ability to thrive and inspire others.

Albert Landino's 104th birthday celebration is a testament to a life well-lived and a reminder of the impact one person can have on a community. The celebration served as an opportunity for friends, family and the local community to come together and express their gratitude for Al's remarkable contributions.

We all have a story. A story that taught us something, changed us and helped define who we are. At American House, your next chapter is waiting to be written. We’re here to help you write it. Your way.

Written By

Lori Bender

Bringing over 20 years of writing experience to American House, Lori has worked in every aspect of advertising and produced award-winning websites. She earned a Journalism degree from Central Michigan University.

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