|Birth:||5 February 1903|
|Death:||5 July 2015|
Saitama, Saitama, Japan
|Age:||112 years, 150 days|
Sakari Momoi (5 February 1903 – 5 July 2015) was a validated Japanese supercentenarian, who was the oldest living man in the world from the death of Alexander Imich on 8 June 2014 until his own death on 5 July 2015.
Momoi was born 5 February 1903 in Fukushima city. In Fukushima Soma County (now Minami Soma), he served as the first president of Hanawa Fukushima Prefectural Technical High School. He also erved as the Yono high school principal (Prefectural later) Choritsu, and Yono Chamber of Commerce executive director. In 1928, Momoi married his wife, Tamiko, with whom he had five children. Tamiko died in 1989. He liked reading, especially Chinese poetry, and also practiced calligraphy.
Momoi became the oldest living man in Japan following the death of the 111 year-old Jokichi Ikarashi on 23 July 2013. He became the oldest living man in the world on 8 June, following the death of Alexander Imich who was only one day older than him.
Momoi died from a chronic renal disease on 5 July 2015, aged 112 years, 150 days. Following his death, Yasutaro Koide became the oldest living man in the world.
|Japan's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • E)|
Eiju Tsuru • Kiichi Fujiwara • Nisaburo Matsuyama • Shimetaro Hara • Gihei Oka • Gengan Tonaki • Denzo Ishizaki • Sadayoshi Tanabe • Yukichi Chuganji • Kameni Nakamura • Minsho Ozawa • Totaro Murakami • Kohachi Shigetaka • Nijiro Tokuda • Tomoji Tanabe • Jiroemon Kimura • Jokichi Ikarashi • Sakari Momoi • Yasutaro Koide • Masamitsu Yoshida • Masazo Nonaka • Chitetsu Watanabe