Happy 90th birthday for New London man

John "Tatush" Torunski, 90, of New London, receives a kiss from granddaughter Kristen Longhenry of New York during a celebration with friends and family members at a surprise birthday party for him Sunday at the Turner-Tinker American Legion Post 128 in Niantic. Torunski turned 90 on Dec. 27. He spent two years of his life in concentration camps, including Auschwitz, during World War II. For 10 years he was Santa Claus at the New London Mall.
Buy Photo Tim Martin/The Day John "Tatush" Torunski, 90, of New London, receives a kiss from granddaughter Kristen Longhenry of New York during a celebration with friends and family members at a surprise birthday party for him Sunday at the Turner-Tinker American Legion Post 128 in Niantic. Torunski turned 90 on Dec. 27. He spent two years of his life in concentration camps, including Auschwitz, during World War II. For 10 years he was Santa Claus at the New London Mall.

John "Tatush" Torunski, 90, of New London, receives a kiss from granddaughter Kristen Longhenry of New York during a celebration with friends and family members at a surprise birthday party for him Sunday at the Turner-Tinker American Legion Post 128 in Niantic. Torunski turned 90 on Dec. 27. He spent two years of his life in concentration camps, including Auschwitz, during World War II. For 10 years he was Santa Claus at the New London Mall.

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