James Gettinger, shown with GTS Bus Driver, Buzz Lines, is a resident of the Brethren Retirement Community and rides the GTS Bus regularly to visit Snap Fitness for his weekly workout. James is 91 YEARS YOUNG. James has lived at the Brethren’s Home since his wife passed away in 2008 and has been riding the Greenville Transit for the past six months. Mr. Gettinger was the owner of the Sunoco Gas Station on Washington Avenue for more than 34 years. When I asked James what his hobbies were he stated that in his younger days he used to play basketball but when he began working, work became his hobby! He has two sons, five grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. When I asked him why he goes and works out, he commented that he has two granddaughters to keep up with! Mr. Gettinger believes the Greenville Transit Service is a good service because he doesn’t own a car anymore and would not be able to get around regularly with it!
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