Tucson native Edgar Suarez started his career as a newsboy selling newspapers on the street in 1936.
When he retired from Tucson Newspapers Inc. in 2003, he was 75 and had worked 62 years for the company.
He is its longest serving employee.
Suarez served in the Army for two years in the mid-1940s and TNI saved his job for his return.
In his last TNI post, he was a preprint coordinator in charge of scheduling and verifying the advertising inserts slipped into the newspaper before it hits the streets.
“I enjoyed it here very much,” he said at his retirement.
In his early years at TNI, one man ran the press, he recalled. “Now they need a lot more than that.”