Charles Rocheleau still feels 25. As he marked his 100th birthday this month, he said the trick to continuing to feel spry lies in eating lots of dairy products and reading voraciously to keep his mind active.
Staff members at United Bank on Washington Street in Charles Town, where he has banked for the last half-century, greeted him with a party on his birthday April 10.
Rocheleau came to Charles Town in 1960 after retiring from the Navy, where his fluency in French had kept him in demand as an interpreter. He served five years in France, five in Germany and five in the Far East, among many other posts.
“He is a longtime great customer,” said Devin McCreery, the bank’s market president for the Eastern Panhandle. “What better time to celebrate?”