Collingdale World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday, gives life advice

COLLINGDALE, Pa. (WPVI) -- A birthday party was held in Delaware County Sunday for a World War II veteran who turned 100.

Friends and family of Joseph Passaretti gathered at the Collingdale VFW Sunday.

Passaretti has lived in Collingdale for 63 years and has spent a lot of time working at the local VFW.

Passaretti was a corporal in the 36th infantry, in the 133rd Field Artillery Regiment.

His advice for living a long life: be extra careful.

"Go to school, get a good education. Don't get into any trouble. Don't smoke, don't drink," he said.

One of the best parts of Sunday's celebration was the cake, which included a miniature tank.

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