Larry Kitterman did the same thing April 4 that he had done each workday for the previous 55 years: he went to his job at Centra Credit Union. But unlike the other workdays, this was his final one.

The Columbus resident retired at age 82.

His final day included a special honor. Mayor Jim Leinhoop recognized Kitterman with a mayoral proclamation, declaring April 4 to be “Larry Kitterman Day” in Columbus.

Kitterman held many different jobs during his career, including loan officer, accounting manager, associate vice president of finance and most recently accounting specialist, according to a news release.

His experience with Centra and willingness to help made him a valued and respected team member, and he mentored new members of his department, Centra officials said.

“Larry has been a dedicated member of the Centra Family for 55 years. When you think about all he has accomplished in those years, Larry’s impact on our organization has been significant. We are grateful for his commitment to Centra, our members, and our team members,” Centra President and CEO Rick Silvers said in a news release.

Kitterman said he plans to play volleyball and softball, and volunteer with his wife at area schools, among other activities in retirement.