A Graceful Exit

Bruce Koerber

If you go looking for Bruce Koerber at All-Star Transportation’s maintenance facility in Seymour, you won’t find him there anymore. After 14 years with All-Star, Koerber retired on Friday – one day after his 66th birthday.

Retirement party“I don’t know what I’m going to do, “ Koerber said during a retirement luncheon held in his honor on Friday. “Relax. I’m going to do some traveling and spend some time with the grandkids.”

He noted that a friend gave him a book listing 5,000 places around the world to visit, but added, “I’m not a big world traveler. I would, however, like to go on a cruise soon.”

Retirement partyPrior to serving as the shop manager in Seymour, Koerber worked for Shaker Lincoln-Mercury for 27 years. As he noted, he started at the bottom and worked his way up from being a mechanic to becoming a manager.

Surrounded by managers from other All-Star terminals and his staff, Koerber reflected on what he’ll miss most about the job during his retirement.

“I’m going to miss the guys and the people,” the lifelong Watertown resident +said. “They have always been great.”