Buffalo's Traveling Barber Plans to Keep Working

February 15, 2013 Updated Feb 15, 2013 at 8:26 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

February 15, 2013 Updated Feb 15, 2013 at 8:26 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) Paul Indelicato started out out thinking he might want to be a priest, and after taking barber courses while a student at Bishop Fallon High School, he decided to keep it a secret.

"I might get struck after class as a student barber," says Indelicato.

Being a barber was his destiny, and Indelicato would go on to become one of Buffalo's most popular and ended up earning the name "The Traveling Barber."

Starting in the 1970's, Indelicato had contracts with local hospitals and institutions to give haircuts to patients.

His reputation as an 'on-the-go' barber brought him into contact with hundreds of people and it helped him get hooked-up with Hollywood.

"Remember when the movie The Natural was shot here? I was one of the barbers that they called upon," said Indelicato.

Now 73-years old and semi-retired, the Traveling Barber says he has no plans to stop cutting hair.

"I love people."

While he can't travel as much as he use to, Paul Indelicato still spends much of his time at his Elmwood Avenue Barber Shop - where he has been since 1964.

"The people who come here are wonderful classy people."

One of the unique features of his barber shop are the dozens of client pictures that hang on the walls.

After each haircut, Paul takes a photograph to either be hung or put into a photo album.