Owner of downtown Flint pipe store dead at 100 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Thursday, 29 August 2013 06:35

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The 100-year-old owner of an iconic downtown Flint pipe shop has died. Paul Spaniola died Tuesday.

MLive.com (http://bit.ly/19ZR0Tk ) says that Spaniola went into business at 15 years old when he opened a pool hall in 1928. Two years later, in 1930, he opened Paul's Tavern and Pipe Shop in Swartz Creek.

The business later moved to downtown Flint, where it operates as Paul's Pipe Shop.

Funeral details haven't yet been announced.

MLive.com says Spaniola had about 200 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press:MLive.com, http://www.mlive.com


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