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Jozsef Szuchar
JozsefSzuchar
On his 110th birthday
Birth: 16 February 1857
Lemes, Austria-Hungary
Death: 11 August 1967
Prešov, Czechoslovakia
Age: 110 years, 176 days
Country: SVK FlagSVK
Unvalidated

Jozsef Szuchar [Hungarian: Szuchár József; Slovakian: Jožef Suchár) (16 February 1857 – 11 August 1967) was a Czechoslovakian supercentenarian who is currently unvalidated. At the time of his death, he may have been the second-oldest living man in the world after John Mosley Turner. He was born and died in present-day Slovakia.

Biography

He was born on 16 February 1857 in the village of Lemes [today: Lemešany] into a Hungarian family. He worked as a stonemason in different cities of Europe. After that, he worked at a railroad company. He had 6 children and outlived 3 of them.

In his later life he lived in the town of Prešov. At the age of 102 in the late 1950s, when the first satellites were made, he said that when he was young, people never thought that humanity could reach that far. When he was 109, he complained that he hadn't got the televison yet that he had asked for his 105th birthday.

Szuchar's daughter, who was 76 when her father became a supercentenarian, took care of him. He never had any serious health problems. At the age of 108, he fell down the stairs at his house, but recovered quickly.

He passed away on 11 August 1967, at the age of 110 years, 176 days. At that time, he had 3 living daughters, 6 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. After his death, then-109-year-old Marie Bernatkova became the oldest living person in Czechoslovakia, who later became the WOP.

References

  • [1] Új Szó, January 1959 (in Hungarian)
  • [2] Új Szó, February 1967 (in Hungarian)
  • [3] Új Szó, August 1967 (in Hungarian)